The Stock Dove is a fairly plain grey dove with iridescent green on the back of the neck and two distinguishing small black bars on each wing,
far smaller than the bars of the Rock Dove/Pigeon.
It is about the size of a Feral Pigeon/Rock Dove, so a little smaller than a Wood Pigeon
but larger than the Collared Dove, and without the white collar of the former or the black collar of the latter.
It shows subtle colouring, but much less so than a Wood Pigeon and less patterned than a Feral Pigeon.
It has a wine-coloured patch on its beak (smaller than the white of the Feral and Wood Pigeons).
Male and female have similar plumage. The
Stock Dove is smaller than the Wood Pigeon (above).
The Stock Dove is a little daintier than the Feral Pigeon.