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Geophaps

Wikipedia Abstract

Geophaps is a small genus of doves in the order Columbiformes. Established by George Robert Gray, it contains three extant species:, a fourth species, the Crested pigeon is also placed within the Geophaps genus in some works. The plumage and distribution of Geophaps species suggests that all species within the genus have formed from a common ancestor and that through adaptive radiation they have varied greatly in size, shape and ecology The name Geophaps is a combination of the Greek words geō meaning "ground" and phaps, meaning "pigeon".
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Species

Geophaps plumifera (Spinifex Pigeon) (Attributes)
Geophaps scripta (Squatter Pigeon) (Attributes)
Geophaps smithii (Partridge Pigeon) (Attributes)

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