(Columbidae - Please see also Doves)
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Subspecies and Ranges
- European Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus palumbus - Linnaeus, 1758) - Nominate Race
- Range: Breed in Europe ranging east to western Siberia and Iraq. Winter south in Northern Africa.
- Azores Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus azorica - Hartert, 1905)
- Range: Eastern and central Azores (an island group located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean).
- Asian Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus casiotis - Bonaparte, 1854)
- Range: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as northwestern India and Nepal in South Asia.
- North African Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus excelsa - Bonaparte, 1856)
- Range: Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in Africa.
- Iranian Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus iranica - Zarudny, 1910)
- Range: Southern Transcaspia, northern and western Iran.
- Madeiran Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus maderensis - Tschusi zu Schmidhoffen, 1904) - Extinct Species
- Formerly occurred in the montane forests of Madeira - a Portuguese archipelago.
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