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Re: rfc1149

Evan Prodromou <evan@debian.org> wrote:
> Obviously, if doves were used, both pigeons and doves would have to
> provide the pseudo-package "avian-packet-carrier" and the installer
> package would need to update-alternatives as appropriate.

Pigeons *are* doves. What you think of as pigeons are probably rock doves.

Taxonomically, pigeons and doves are the same.
Both are members of the order Columbiformes, family Columbidae. The term dove
is generally used for smaller species with pointed tails. "Pigeon" refers to the
larger species with square or rounded tails.

More can be found in Compton's Encyclopedia Online at
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