Wood Pigeon
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Taken at Belhaven Bay on 21st May 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


Taken at Kinneil Lagoon on 5th June 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 24th May 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
Fact File
 
Wood Pigeon.
Species :
Order:
Family:
Local names:
Columba palumbus.
Columbiformes.
Columbidae.


Site Of Nest:
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Plumage:


Eggs:
Nesting Period:
Eggs:
Trees in the woods. Simple stick nest.
Young shoots, seedlings and grain.
Their diet means they need to drink a lot. Most
birds scoop water up and throw their heads back
to allow the water to run down their throat.
Wood Pigeons, however, use their beaks like
straws to suck up the liquid.
Grey bird with a pinkish breast. Easily identified
as a wood pigeon by it's white neck patch and
white wing bars.
38–43 cm
April Clutches: 3
2. White, smooth and glossy.

Voice: