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The doves are the 308 species of near passerine birds in the order Columbiformes.

The terms dove and pigeon are used interchangeably, although smaller species are more likely to be called doves.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Dove", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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