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DOVE. The name of a well known bird.
     2. Doves are animals ferae naturae, and not the subject of larceny, unless they are in the owner's custody; as, for example, in a dove-house, or when in the nest before they can fly. 9 Pick. 15. See Whelp.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Aspectos morfologicos do ovario da rolinha Columbina talpacoti (Temminck, 1811), Columbidae, Columbiforme.
Las familias con mayor valor de uso fueron Columbidae (10,07), Leporidae (7,46), Viperidae (6,23), Iguanidae (5,92) y Cervidae (5,69), y las especies con los valores de uso mas altos fueron S.
N Average Species Visits (a) visit duration (seconds) Columbidae Patagioenas 24 11 410.64 [+ or -] 222.48 picazuro (Temminck) Psittacidae Aratinga 2 0 -- aurea (Gmelin) Tyrannidae Elaenia sp.
Los mayores numeros de especies correspondieron a las familias Tyrannidae (34), Emberizidae (25), Accipitridae (12), Icteridae (10), Psittacidae (9) y Columbidae (9).
En ambos hidroperiodos fueron halladas 68 especies (el 69.4 % del total) siendo las especies mas abundantes: Zonotrichia capensis (Emberizidae), Myiopsitta monachus (Psittacidae), Patagioenas maculosa (Columbidae), Thectocercus acuticaudatus (Psittacidae) y Sicalis flaveola (Thraupidae).
Caracteristicas estructurales, histoquimicas e inmunohistoquimicas de la atresia folicular de Myiopsitta monachus y Zenaida auriculata (Aves: Psittacidae y Columbidae).
Application of molted feathers as noninvasive samples to studies on the genetic structure of pigeons (Aves: Columbidae).
Among his major publications are "The Life of Birds" together with the late Carl Welty and the section on the family Columbidae in the prestigious series "Handbook of the Birds of the World" by Lynx Editions where Luis was the leading author.
Ovarian histology and reproductive cycle of Columbina picui (Temminck, 1813) (Aves: Columbidae) from Cordoba, Argentina
It is completely absent in Struthionidae, Rheidae, Casuaridae, Dromaidae and in a few species of Columbidae and Psittacidae (Johnston, 1988).
En esta cifra se reportan 19 especies nuevas para el area de Paraiso; el 46% de la diversidad de aves esta dada por las familias Scolopacidae (14%), Ardeidae (10%), Laridae (7%), Anatidae (5%), Charadriidae (5%) y Columbidae (5%).