Dove–Granite Bay Design Animal Alphabet

GRANITE BAY DESIGN ANIMAL ALPHABET

“We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dove
Dove–Animal Alphabet by Granite Bay Graphic Design
“Columbidae is a bird family consisting of doves and pigeons. It is the only family in the order Columbiformes. These are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills that in some species feature fleshy ceres. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants. The family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalayan and Australasian realms. The family contains 344 species divided into 50 genera. Thirteen of the species are extinct. In English, the smaller species tend to be called “doves” and the larger ones “pigeons”. However, the distinction is not consistent, and does not exist in most other languages. Historically, the common names for these birds involve a great deal of variation among the terms. The bird most commonly referred to as just ”pigeon” is the domestic pigeon, which is common in many cities as the feral pigeon.”
WIKIPEDIA