Columba palumbus


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Noun1.Columba palumbus - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neckColumba palumbus - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
genus Columba, Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
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Latin name: Columba palumbus Family: Pigeons and doves (Columbidae) Overview: The UK's largest and most common pigeon, it is largely grey with a white neck patch and wing patches.
The Commission has also sent a reasoned opinion to Ireland for allowing a hunting season for wood pigeon, Columba Palumbus, which contravenes a ban under the Wild Birds Directive on hunting during breeding periods.