Common Wood Pigeon

Columba palumbus - Pigeon ramier

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Columba

  • Species
    :

    palumbus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 45 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 75 à 80 cm.
  • Weight
    : 450 à 520 g
Longevity

16 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Columba palumbus palumbus (Europe to w Siberia and Iraq; nw Africa)
  • Columba palumbus maderensis (Madeira)
  • Columba palumbus azorica (e and c Azores)
  • Columba palumbus iranica (sw and n Iran to sw Turkmenistan)
  • Columba palumbus casiotis (se Iran to Kazakhstan to w China, nw India and Nepal)

Foreign names

  • Pigeon ramier,
  • Paloma Torcaz,
  • Pombo-torcaz,
  • Ringeltaube,
  • Örvös galamb,
  • Houtduif,
  • Colombaccio comune,
  • Ringduva,
  • Ringdue,
  • holub hrivnák,
  • holub hřivnáč,
  • Ringdue,
  • sepelkyyhky,
  • tudó,
  • Hringdúfa,
  • grzywacz,
  • lauku balodis,
  • grivar,
  • Вяхирь,
  • モリバト,
  • 斑尾林鸽,
  • 斑尾林鴿,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Boreal, Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

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