Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pigeons and Doves :: Common Wood-Pigeon

Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Common Wood Pigeon, European Wood-Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Ring Pigeon
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  England - Date unknown © Andy Bright  Inner Port, Zeebrugge, Belgium - Jul 13, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Venissieux, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France - Jul 1, 2001 © Pascal Dubois 
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Europe and w. Asia;
Isolated populations in e. and w. of range;
(1) Azores.
(2) Madeira.
(3) Nw. Africa (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia).
(4) Europe from the British Isles, France (Loire Valley, Rhone Alps), Belgium, and c. Scandinavia across c. Russia to wc. Siberia (w. of the Ob River).
(5) Turkey, Transcaucasus, Iran s. in the Near East and Middle East to ne. Arabia.
(6) Ex. n. Pakistan, ex. nw. India (Kashmir) and ex. w. China (w. Sinkiang).
Winters from the British Isles s. through continental Europe to nw. Africa and e. to Afghanistan, n. India and Nepal.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Jeff Blincows Sound Gallery
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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