The UK's largest and commonest pigeon, the woodpigeon is largely grey with a white neck patch and white wing patches, clearly visible in flight.
Although shy in the countryside it can be tame and approachable in towns and cities. Its cooing call is a familiar sound in woodlands as is the loud clatter of its wings when it flies away.
What they eat:
Crops like cabbages, sprouts, peas and grain. Also buds, shoots, seeds, nuts and berries.
- UK breeding:
- 5,400,000 pairs
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.