One of my favourites are wood pigeons. They are docile and mate for life. Did you know they also drink through their beaks like straws? No other bird does that! (Only the pigeon family)

[FACTOID: One of my favorites are wood pigeons. They are docile and mate for life. Did you know they also drink through their beaks like straws? No other bird does that! (Only the pigeon family).

Wood pigeon plumage

Macro of a Wood Pigeon's neck plumage. I am sure that many people do nothing more than glance at this bird and think, just another Pigeon. Just like the Starling, some of their plumage is stunning.

NILGIRI WOOD PIGEON - Columba elphinstonii . . . Western Ghats in SW India

Nilgiri Wood Pigeon - Columba elphinstonii - Western Ghats in SW India

Columba palumbus  wood pidgeon

Common wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) perching on a garden fence post in England

New Zealand wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) or 'kereru' in the Maori language.

The endemic New Zealand wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) or 'kereru' in the Maori language.

Wood pigeon - clears up the excess corn under  feeder.

Columba palumbus - Common Wood Pigeon -- their gentle cooing makes me think of summer, and lazy days and home.

Wood Pigeon - Wanganui, New Zealand

New Zealand pigeon or Kereru pigeon - (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

How was your Big Garden Birdwatch? What did you see? We'd love to see and hear all about it, even if you only saw wood pigeons its important to submit your results. No data is valuable and gives us an overview of the birds in you area. Submit your results at: http://natu.re/2gwCYwM

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How was your Big Garden Birdwatch? What did you see? We'd love to see and hear all about it, even if you only saw wood pigeons its important to submit your results. No data is valuable and gives us an overview of the birds in you area. Submit your results at: http://natu.re/2gwCYwM

Beautiful art poster of the 4 major pigeons and doves of Eurasia: A Wood Pigeon, A Stock Dove, A Turtle Dove, A Rock Pigeon

Archibald Thorburn A Wood Pigeon A Stock Dove A Turtle Dove A Rock Pigeon painting, oil on canvas & frame; Archibald Thorburn A Wood Pigeon A Stock Dove A Turtle Dove A Rock Pigeon is shipped worldwide, 60 days money back guarantee.

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