Name: Stock Dove
Scientific name: Columba oenas
Nature Stars: 50
About: A medium-sized pigeon, about 30cm long. Stock Doves nest in holes in trees and in farm buildings, and are common birds of wooded farmland. They are countryside birds, not found in towns and gardens. Pigeons eat seeds and leaves. A pretty pigeon, blueish g
How to identify: Stock Doves are smaller than Woodpigeons and lack the white patches on the neck and wings. Some Feral Pigeons may look similar. However, if seen well, Stock Doves are told by their dark eyes (orange in Feral Pigeons) and by their smarter, more rounded win
Where: Widespread, absent from the north of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc