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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.


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