Wood pigeon

In many parts of Europe the wood pigeon is the favourite prey of the goshawk.

The UK’s largest and commonest pigeon, it is largely grey with a white neck patch and white wing patches, clearly visible in flight

(Columba palumbus) is a large species in the dove and pigeon family. It belongs to the Columba genus. All pigeons and doves, belongs to the family Columbidae. It is locally known in southeast England as the “culver”; This name has given rise to several areas known for keeping pigeons to be named after it.

What they eat
Crops like cabbages, sprouts, peas and grain. Also buds, shoots, seeds, nuts and berries.

Where to see them
Found across the UK in fields and woods, and also in towns and cities

Colours on a wood pigeon
The Wood Pigeon is generally grey with a pinkish breast and green, white and purple patch on the neck.
Here’s a picture of a wood pigeon.

we seen 1 wood pigeon on the big Banton bird watch.

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