The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
|Appearance||A large pigeon, different from others because of a white neck flash and
broad white bar across open wings. It is grey above, pinkish below. In flight, part of the
wing is black. The tail is grey with a thick black band at the end of it.
Size: 39-43cm tall
|Voice||Coo-coo-coo-cu-coo, repeated endlessly.|
|Habitat||Forests, woods, fields, hedges, towns, gardens and heaths.|
|Food||Crops, seeds and grain.|
|Breeding Habits||2 eggs on a twig platform in a tree. Incubation takes 17 days and
fledging takes 29-35 days.
3 broods per year; April-June.
|Location in Wet Woodland||
It was heard once from just outside the wet woodland. It may well be seen in the wet woodland area.