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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Columbiformes - Columbidae Columbiformes - Columbidae
Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Columbiformes - Columbidae Columbiformes - Columbidae
Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus

Common Wood Pigeon:

UK Status: Resident.

Habitat: This bird is found almost any where, including wooded parts of the countryside, suburban gardens, cities and towns. In fact any place with trees, and ledges suitable for nesting, and an adequate food supply. It is generally accept that a Wood Pigeons diet consists of brassicae crops, peas, other seeds, berries, nuts, plant shoots and buds. It is my experience that they are clever scavengers, and will eat bread, scones, discarded meat and a variety of other human food refuse.

Breeding: This bird makes a nest of twigs woven together, making a sturdy almost flat platform, with a shallow depression in the centre. Eggs are almost round and white in colour, and are usually laid in clutches of two. Some times there may be only one egg, and on rare occasions three. There is usually two to three broods each year, between March to early August.

Comment: Common throughout most of the British Isles. However there is some concern about the decline in it's numbers more recently.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Columbiformes - Columbidae Columbiformes - Columbidae Columbiformes - Columbidae Columbiformes - Columbidae
Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 

 

      

      

 










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