Doves and Pigeons are both members of the same family, Columbidae. However, doves tend to be smaller in size and have shorter tails and beak, while pigeons are larger and have longer tails and beaks. In terms of color, doves are generally pale in color, while pigeons tend to have more colorful feathers. Doves also have a softer cooing sound, while pigeons have a much louder “coo”. Pigeons are also more likely to be found in urban areas, while doves prefer more natural habitats.