Game Birds: Turkey, Duck, Columbidae, Mourning Dove, Scaled Quail, Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Chukar Partridge, Tibetan Partridge Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157450887

Published: August 14th 2011

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Game Birds: Turkey, Duck, Columbidae, Mourning Dove, Scaled Quail, Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Chukar Partridge, Tibetan Partridge  by  Source Wikipedia

Game Birds: Turkey, Duck, Columbidae, Mourning Dove, Scaled Quail, Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Chukar Partridge, Tibetan Partridge by Source Wikipedia
August 14th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 36 pages | ISBN: 9781157450887 | 3.73 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Turkey, Duck, Columbidae, Mourning Dove, Scaled quail, Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Chukar Partridge,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Turkey, Duck, Columbidae, Mourning Dove, Scaled quail, Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Chukar Partridge, Tibetan Partridge, Montezuma Quail, Common Snipe, California Quail, Grey Partridge, Gambels Quail, Ocellated Turkey, New World quail, Muttonbirding, Faroese puffin, Perdix, Embden goose, Toulouse goose, Daurian Partridge, Upland game bird.

Excerpt: Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family Columbidae within the order Columbiformes, which include some 300 species of near passerines. In general terms dove and pigeon are used somewhat interchangeably. In ornithological practice, there is a tendency for dove to be used for smaller species and pigeon for larger ones, but this is in no way consistently applied, and historically the common names for these birds involve a great deal of variation between the terms dove and pigeon.

This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones. Young doves and pigeons are called squabs. Pigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and have short slender bills with a fleshy cere. The species commonly referred to just as pigeon is the Feral Rock Pigeon, common in many cities. Doves and pigeons build relatively flimsy nests from sticks and other debris, which may be placed in trees, on ledges or on the ground, depending on species.

They lay one or two eggs, and both parents care for the young, which leave the nest after 7 to 28 days. Doves feed on seeds, fruit and plants. Unlike most other birds (but see flamingo), the doves and pigeons produce crop milk, which is secreted by a sloughing of fluid-filled cells from the lining of the crop. Both sexes produce this highly nutritious substance to feed to the young. The Common Ground Dove is among the smallest species in the familyPigeons and doves exhibit conside...



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