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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The wood pigeon is a cousin of the feral pigeon.
The woodpigeon is 41cm long. It has a white patch on its neck, grey feathers on its head, back and wings and it has a mauve breast.
The wood pigeon is a vegetarian. They eat bread, peanuts, ivy berries, acorns, weed seed and oats. Brown bread is healthier but they can also eat white bread. In the summer they feed on cereals,potatoes,beans,peas and greens.
The wood pigeon makes its nest with twigs, sticks and dirt. It feeds its babies by collecting worms,flys and spiders.
It lives in towns and cities . Most pigeons live in Britain and Ireland.