Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Stock Dove (Columba oenas) - HBW 4, p. 114

French: Pigeon colombin German: Hohltaube 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).