Taxon profile


Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Columbiformes »  family Columbidae - pigeons and doves »  genus Columba

Other names

= Azore's Wood Pigeon
= Common Wood-pigeon
= Wood Pigeon

Least Concern


juvenile animal


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Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Columba palumbus azorica Hartert, 1905
subspecies Columba palumbus casiotis (Bonaparte, 1854)
subspecies Columba palumbus excelsa (Bonaparte, 1856)
subspecies Columba palumbus iranica (Zarudny, 1910)
subspecies Columba palumbus maderensis Tschusi, 1904
subspecies Columba palumbus palumbus Linnaeus, 1758

Columba palumbus palumbus

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 5.1 [2452]

Bird Life [] [as Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [97005]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Pest Information Wiki [Columba_palumbus]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Columba palumbus Linnaeus]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Columba palumbus Linnaeus, 1758]
CZ Hudec K. (2012): Slovník historických českých názvů ptáků [], Česká společnost ornitologická [as Columba palumbus]
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Columba palumbus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Columba palumbus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Columba palumbus]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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extinct taxon