Wood Pigeon

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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Michaela Strachan presents the wood pigeon. One of our most widespread birds, you can hear this song all year round; just about anywhere. The young are called squabs and along with seeds and green foliage, Wood Pigeons feed their chicks with "pigeon milk", a secretion from their stomach lining.

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Fri 1 Apr 2016 05:58

Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)

Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)