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Stock Dove

Series of stories about British birds, inspired by their calls and songs. Kate Humble presents the stock dove.

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

Kate Humble presents the stock dove. Perhaps 'stock pigeon' would be a better name, because they're like slightly smaller versions of the woodpigeon. Unlike their bigger relatives they have no white marks on their wings or neck and are more blue-grey in colour. When they fly, they look dumpier ...stockier you might say. Unlike woodpigeons, stock doves haven't taken to a life in town and they're mainly birds of wooded farmland.

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Mon 26 Nov 2018 05:58

Stock dove (Columba oenas)

Webpage image courtesy of Ernie Janes (rspb-images.com).

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