Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857 / American ornithology, or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson : with figures drawn, engraved, and coloured, from nature
Zenaida dove. Columba zenaida. Plate XVII. Fig. 2, pp. 23-26 ff.
9 #4 f NAD DOVE. COLMJ' 1 ' . I . . U A I, .4 * Plate XII. ig. 2. - Xg * Coltg a zqdsiOdafB. Ada. um. Ua S. in Journ. £ Phil. b. Ott Bird U S. Sp.19qs, in Contr. Macl, Lyc. Ph. 1, p. 22. j . Syn. Birds U. S. Sp, 198, in Ann. -Lyc. Mat. Hist. N. Y. II7 p. 119. ID Ipl in Zool. J*rn. LonE', p. 6. e! Myf Collectfi. TrnS nam e of ve is not commonly used fto designata !systematic group, but is empIoyed for all t small Pigons ,i, diseriminately, whilst the larger Doves 4e k wn ´as Pigeons. Even this distiiittion of sif hbwever does not seem to be agreed upon, as we find authors callig the l er species Doves, and the smaller ones Pigeons, and"Nmetim even applyIng bg 4 appellations to differi*sexes or ages of the same species, as the case of the common Aiericlh Pigeon, CAW& mgatoria. This extensive family oA birds, so remarkable for richness and spleI dr pf colours, so important as contributing #rge to supply the wants of matind, so int estng as formlmg so perfect a linl between thetwo great divisions of the 3athered tribs has been diviid on more philosophical principles into. tree groups, which some naturalists consider as genera, and $thers as sub~Bera or sections. Of these two only are found represented in merica, the third, a very natural group, eing con ned to Afrca and the large eastern islands of the' Atd world. Tht to which the present bird, and all the North American speies but one, belong, Jis the most Wpical %f all, being cbracterized aI2 :straight and slender bill, loth mandibles of which are soft and 44. p M AW .Wf 01 ,~5 4 % i. 4 . W.- %r I- MT p ^a WX A , ' Ui- 'fl!A/(A4e I a 0 . UT VW ,;A a p I .0
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