Definition of Columba livia
1. Noun. Pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended.
Generic synonyms: Pigeon
Group relationships: Columba, Genus Columba
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Literary usage of Columba livia
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1. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1892)
"... that the different races are descended from several wild stocks, whereas most naturalists believe that all are descended from the Columba livia or rock- ..."
2. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"THE COMMON PIGEON (Columba livia, var. domestica). The Common or Domestic Pigeon is known under many varieties, which differ from one another in size, ..."
3. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"Columba livia, diagram with most of feathers removed . ... Columba livia, bones of left wing 468 282. Columba livia, bones of left manus uf nestling . ..."
4. Lectures on the Darwinian Theory by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1894)
"Columba livia has a vast range of distribution—from Norway to the Mediterranean, from Madeira, to Abyssinia, and from India to Japan. ..."
5. A Course of Instruction in Zootomy (vertebrata.) by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1906)
"... with the vertebral rib, and articulating at its lower end with a facet on the sternum. trp FIG. 46. —Columba livia. The sacrum of a nestling (about ..."
6. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"Ventral aspect of the pigeon (Columba livia), with the chest and wing muscles dissected, a, a', The body ; 6, c, the humérus or arm-bone; c, d, ..."