Stock Dove Columba oenas

Stock Dove
Stock Dove
The Stock Dove is a fairly plain grey dove with iridescent green on the back of the neck and two distinguishing small black bars on each wing, far smaller than the bars of the Rock Dove/Pigeon.
Stock Dove
Stock Doves in flight
It is about the size of a Feral Pigeon/Rock Dove, so a little smaller than a Wood Pigeon but larger than the Collared Dove, and without the white collar of the former or the black collar of the latter.
Stock Dove
Stock Dove
Stock Dove
It shows subtle colouring, but much less so than a Wood Pigeon and less patterned than a Feral Pigeon. It has a wine-coloured patch on its light beak (smaller than the white of the Feral and Wood Pigeons).
Stock Doves
Stock Doves
Stock Doves
Male and female have similar plumage.
Stock Dove with Wood Pigeon
Stock Dove with Wood Pigeon
Stock Dove with Wood Pigeon
The Stock Dove is smaller than the Wood Pigeon (above).
Stock Dove with feral pigeon The Stock Dove is a little daintier than the Feral Pigeon.
Stock Dove with Rock Dove Stock Dove with Feral Pigeon
Stock Dove, Feral Pigeon and Wood Pigeon Stock Dove with Feral and Wood Pigeons
Stock Dove with Collared Dove It is larger than a Collared Dove.
Stock Dove on bird feeder Stock Dove on bird feeder
Stock Dove
Stock Dove
Stock Dove
Stock Dove
The Stock Dove is native to most of Europe, part of western and central Asia and a small part of North Africa.