Wood Pigeons

a.k.a. Ring Dove

Columba palumbus

Wood Pigeon
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

This is a common bird across Europe and western Asia. It is slightly larger than the common feral pigeon or Rock Dove.

It feeds on almost any grain or seed and has been known to cause damage to crops and gardens.

Nest is a simple stick platform in the trees. Clutch is 2 eggs that take about 16 days to hatch. Parents take turns at incubation.


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