Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus

Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
The Wood Pigeon, also called Common Wood Pigeon to distinguish from non-European pigeons, is a large pigeon, larger than the Feral Pigeon and Stock Dove. It has a blue-grey head and back, mid grey wings, a pinky-grey chest and the adult has a distinguishing white half-collar on the neck; some iridescent green is also sometimes visible on the neck, especially of breeding males.
Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
A common bird, the Wood Pigeon can be an agricultural pest due to its voracious appetite.
Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
The subtle colours vary with the bird, the season, the perspective and the light.
Wood Pigeon Goosestepping
Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeon Wood Pigeons do not migrate and are out in all weather.
Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeons in flight In flight
Wood Pigeon squab
Wood Pigeon squab
The juvenile Wood Pigeon, called a Squab, does not have the white collar topped with green and is slightly browner.
Wood Pigeon squab
Wood Pigeon squab More Wood Pigeon squabs
Wood Pigeon squab