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Stock Dove

Although widespread in open countryside now quite scarce.

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Common Name Stock Dove
Scientific Name Columba oenas
Species Group Birds Pigeons and Doves
Status Restricted
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A wood pigeon-like bird without the white neck collar and wing flashes

Identification Notes
  • Slightly smaller than a wood pigeon and lacking the white markings
  • Like fields for ground feeding with nearby old timber for nesting
  • Much less common than the wood pigeon and not often seen in Dorset
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