Stock dove

Stock dove
Columba oenas1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. oenas
Binomial name
Columba oenas
Linnaeus, 1758
Columba oenas egg

The stock dove (Columba oenas) is a species of bird in the family Columbidae, the doves and pigeons. [2]

Description

The genus Columba is the largest within the pigeon family, and has the widest distribution. Its members are typically pale grey or brown, often with white head or neck markings or iridescent green or purple patches on the neck and breast. The neck feathers may be stiffened and aligned to form grooves, but these are absent in this species. The stock dove is less grey in plumage than other pigeons in Europe.

The three western European Columba pigeons, though superficially alike, have very distinctive characteristics. The wood pigeon may be readily distinguished by the white on its neck (in adults) and wings. The rock pigeon and stock dove are more alike in size and plumage, but wild specimens of the former have a white rump and two well-marked dark bars on the wing, while the rump of the stock dove is grey and its wing bars incomplete. The feral pigeon (the same species as rock pigeon) is highly variable, and indistinctly marked grey specimens with the white rump missing can sometimes resemble the stock dove quite closely.

The stock dove is sociable as well as gregarious, often consorting with wood pigeons, though doubtless it is the presence of food which brings them together.

The short, deep, "grunting" Ooo-uu-ooh call is quite distinct from the modulated cooing notes of the wood pigeon; it is loud enough to be described, somewhat fancifully, as "roaring".

Other Languages
العربية: حمام بري
aragonés: Columba oenas
asturianu: Columba oenas
azərbaycanca: Columba oenas
башҡортса: Урман күгәрсене
беларуская: Клінтух
български: Гълъб хралупар
brezhoneg: Koulm c'hlas
català: Xixella
Чӑвашла: Ӳлтек
Cebuano: Columba oenas
čeština: Holub doupňák
Cymraeg: Colomen wyllt
dansk: Huldue
Deutsch: Hohltaube
eesti: Õõnetuvi
español: Columba oenas
Esperanto: Trukolombo
euskara: Txoloma
føroyskt: Holudúgva
français: Pigeon colombin
Gaeilge: Colm gorm
Հայերեն: Հոբալ
hrvatski: Golub dupljaš
íslenska: Holudúfa
italiano: Columba oenas
қазақша: Түзкептер
кырык мары: Ӱлдӹк кӓдӹ
latviešu: Meža balodis
lietuvių: Uldukas
magyar: Kék galamb
македонски: Планински гулаб
Nederlands: Holenduif
Nordfriisk: Dünemdüüw
norsk: Skogdue
norsk nynorsk: Skogdue
پنجابی: رکھ کگی
Piemontèis: Columba oenas
português: Pombo-bravo
русский: Клинтух
Scots: Stock doo
slovenčina: Holub plúžik
српски / srpski: Голуб дупљаш
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Golub dupljaš
svenska: Skogsduva
українська: Голуб-синяк
Tiếng Việt: Columba oenas
Winaray: Columba oenas
中文: 欧鸽