Stock Dove (Colombo oenas)

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33 cm 300 g


Slimmer than the Rock Dove, no white in plumage , eyes dark.Sides of neck with metallic green, females with a brownish tone . Distict wing noise





Chiefly grain but berries and green plant material.


Thinned woodland with stands of old trees . dunes and coastland

When Does the Grey Lag Breed ?

March to September, 2 eggs , incubation 16 -18 days, young fledge 23 - 28 days . 2 -3 broods per year. Nests in holes often deserter woodpecker stands .

In Britain throughout the year Jan - Dec