doves and pigeons?

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Subject: doves and pigeons?
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 11:37:14 +1000

> From: Laurie&Leanne Knight <>

> Claire wrote
> "Hi Jade,
> I had someone ask me that question a couple of months ago. I think it mainly
> has
> to do with size .. the larger members of the family (Columbidae) are called
> pigeons, while the smaller ones are called doves." <snip>

To which Laurie added the comment:

> I'm not so sure about that.  The wompoo fruit dove and the brown cuckoo dove
> are
> both at the larger end of the pigeon/dove spectrum.
> Regards, laurie

And in more sensible times, were called Wompoo Pigeon and Brown Pigeon.


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