May 21, 2016 – Common Wood Pigeon or Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)

Requested by: @little-koromon

These large pigeons are found in most of Europe and parts of Russia, North Africa, and the Middle East. They eat grains, fruit, seeds, legumes, roots, and some invertebrates. Males display during the breeding season, flying high into the air and clapping their wings before gliding downward. Females build the platform nests in trees, while males bring materials to them. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks with “crop milk” a somewhat milk-like substance regurgitated from their crops.

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