Common Wood Pigeon

About the Common Wood Pigeon

Also known as: Culver, Woody, Cushat, Cushy-Do, Quist, Ringdow, Quest
The Common Wood Pigeon is a large species of pigeon found in parts of Europe and Asia. They are found in a variety of habitats, from woodland, parks and gardens, and even urban areas.

Outside of breeding, when pairs defend a nesting territory, the Common Wood Pigeon is a gregarious species. There may be thousands of birds congregated in a winter feeding flock.
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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 25 November 2018
Scientific Name
Columba palumbus
  • Columbiformes
  • Columbidae
  • Columba
  • C. palumbus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 21 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
15 to 17.5 inches
10.6 to 21.7 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 斑尾林鸽
Czech (Cesky) holub hřivnáč
Danish (Dansk) Ringdue
Dutch (Nederlands) Houtduif
Finnish (Suomi) sepelkyyhky
French (Français) Pigeon ramier
German (Deutsch) Ringeltaube
Italian (Italiano) Colombaccio
Japanese (日本語) モリバト [moribato]
Norwegian (Norsk) Ringdue
Polish (Polski) grzywacz
Portuguese (Português) Pombo-torcaz
Russian (русский язык) Вяхирь
Spanish (Español) Paloma Torcaz
Swedish (Svenska) ringduva
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