Stock Dove (Columba oenas) - HBW 4, p. 114
French: Pigeon colombin
Spanish: Paloma Zurita
Other common names: Stock Pigeon, Western Stock-dove/Stock-pigeon
Taxonomy: Columba Oenas Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Closely related to C. eversmanni and C. oliviae. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- oenas Linnaeus, 1758 - Britain N to S Scandinavia and Finland, S to Portugal and NW Africa, and E to N Iran, Caspian Sea and NE Kazakhstan (Semipalatinsk).
- yarkandensis Buturlin, 1908 - E Uzbekistan, Kirgizia and Tadjikistan E through Tien Shan and Tarim Basin to Lop Nur (E Xinjiang).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 45 videos
A male preforming a courtship display, female don't show interest and flies away. Locality Dronten, Flevoland Province, Netherlands (ssp oenas)
Yoel Jimenez 10 July 2011 4 years ago 1 min 18 sec 4.7
A bird in the nest hole, another close to the nest hole, and another leaving the nest hole Locality Forêt de Sénart, France (ssp oenas)
Julien Rochefort 26 March 2007 8 years ago 33 sec 4.5
a bird foraging on the ground Locality De Glind, Barneveld, Gelderland Province, Netherlands (ssp oenas)
Wout van den Brink 7 February 2012 3 years ago 27 sec 4.3
Bird eating seed from top of fence post Locality Speech House, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp oenas)
Desmond Allen 12 January 2009 2 years ago 36 sec 4.2
A close-view of an adult. Locality Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid City, Madrid, Spain (ssp oenas)
Javier Ortas 9 July 2006 6 years ago 30 sec 4.2
A bird on a tree, preening Locality Forêt de Sénart, France (ssp oenas)
Julien Rochefort 26 March 2007 8 years ago 35 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 23 photos
Two immature birds at a puddle
Locality Spiekeroog, East Frisian Islands, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp oenas)
Mathieu W 6 September 2013 1 year ago 4.5
A bird on a rock.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 23 March 2008 6 years ago 4.4
Resting on a roof
Locality South Holland Province, Netherlands
Rob Belterman 24 March 2012 3 years ago 4.4
Juveniles Stock & Woodpigeon togheter.
Locality Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp oenas)
Fran Trabalon 18 September 2011 20 weeks ago 4
Looking for seeds in the field
Locality Kleizone, Kessenich, Limburg Province, Netherlands (ssp oenas)
Peter Vercruijsse 30 July 2013 1 year ago 4
A bird on the ground.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp oenas)
Jesús Laborda 26 March 2012 3 years ago 4
song Locality Brandenburg, Germany
Joe Klaiber 11 weeks ago 4.5
Song of a male Locality Wanstead Park, London, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 5 April 2009 6 years ago 4.5
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A male singing. Locality Buda Hills, Budapest, Hungary
Eric Roualet 13 February 2014 42 weeks ago 2
Stock Dove singing in old hardwood forest. Locality Fiskarsinmäki, Espoo, Southern Finland Province, Finland
Eetu Paljakka 6 April 2015 11 weeks ago 0