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Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)
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Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)

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This is the UKs largest and most common pigeon. It is found near farms and cities wherever there are fields and large trees. Larger flocks can be found out on farmland during the winter. Lives on a diet of buds, shoots, seeds, nuts and berries and is also considered a pest as it will eat crops such as cabbages, sprouts, peas and grain.
Eggs: 1-2
Incubation: 17 days
Fledging: 33-34 days
Length: 40-42cm


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