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Category:Columba - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Columba


Pigeons native to Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Columba is a genus in the family Columbidae.

Species from the New World previously included in Columba were recently transferred to the genus Patagioenas instead. The following species are affected: White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala; Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa; Scaled Pigeon Patagioenas speciosa; Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro; Bare-eyed Pigeon Patagioenas corensis; Spot-winged Pigeon Patagioenas maculosa; Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata; Chilean Pigeon Patagioenas araucana; Ring-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas caribaea; Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis; Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris; Peruvian Pigeon Patagioenas oenops; Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata; Plumbeous Pigeon Patagioenas plumbea; Short-billed Pigeon Patagioenas nigrirostris; Ruddy Pigeon Patagioenas subvinacea, and Dusky Pigeon Patagioenas goodsoni.


Banks, Richard C., Carla Cicero, Jon L. Dunn, Andrew W. Kratter, Pamela C. Rasmussen, J. V. Remsen, Jr., James D. Rising and Douglas F. Stotz. 2003. Forty-fourth supplement to the American Ornithologists Union Check-list of North American birds. The Auk 120 (3): 923-931.

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C. livia Rock Pigeon
C. rupestris Hill Pigeon
C. leuconota Snow Pigeon
C. guinea Speckled Pigeon
C. albitorques White-collared Pigeon
C. oenas Stock Dove
C. eversmanni Yellow-eyed Pigeon
C. oliviae Somali Pigeon
C. palumbus Common Wood Pigeon
C. trocaz Trocaz Pigeon
C. bollii Bolle's Pigeon
C. unicincta Afep Pigeon
C. junoniae Laurel Pigeon
C. arquatrix African Olive Pigeon
C. sjostedti Cameroon Olive Pigeon
C. thomensis Sao Tome Olive Pigeon
C. delegorguei Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon
C. iriditorques Western Bronze-naped Pigeon
C. malherbii Sao Tome Bronze-naped Pigeon
C. larvata Lemon Dove
C. pollenii Comoro Olive Pigeon
C. hodgsonii Speckled Wood Pigeon
C. albinucha White-naped Pigeon
C. pulchricollis Ashy Wood Pigeon
C. elphinstonii Nilgiri Wood Pigeon
C. torringtoniae Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon
C. punicea Pale-capped Pigeon
C. argentina Silvery Pigeon
C. palumboides Andaman Wood Pigeon
C. janthina Black Wood Pigeon
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Skull t.png C. versicolor
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C. vitiensis Metallic Pigeon
C. leucomela White-headed Pigeon
C. pallidiceps Yellow-legged Pigeon