Wood Pigeon Species & Ranges

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Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)



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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.

Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) - Head Detail


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