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Stock Dove Columba oenas L 33cm. Similar to Woodpigeon but slimmer proportions and separable using plumage details. Rather solitary but forms flocks outside breeding season. In flight, wings are flicked. Sexes are similar. Adult has blue-grey upperparts and paler grey underparts. Note pinkish maroon flush to breast, iridescent green patch on side of neck; wings have two narrow black bars on upper surface and broad, dark trailing edge. Juvenile is similar but wing bars are faint. Voice During breeding season, utters repetitive oo-u-look call. Status Locally common in lowland, wooded farmland, and arable fields in winter.
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Stock Dove Columba oenas L 33cm. Similar to Woodpigeon but slimmer proportions and separable using plumage details. Rather solitary but forms flocks outside breeding season. In flight, wings are flicked. Sexes are similar. Adult has blue-grey upperparts and paler grey underparts. Note pinkish maroon flush to breast, iridescent green patch on side of neck; wings have two narrow black bars on upper surface and broad, dark trailing edge. Juvenile is similar but wing bars are faint. Voice During breeding season, utters repetitive oo-u-look call. Status Locally common in lowland, wooded farmland, and arable fields in winter.

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Date: 4 Jul 2012
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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