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Common pigeon

Columba livia

Common pigeon. Photo Aaro Toivio.

General information. The well-known common pigeon has spread alongside humans to every continent in the world. In Finland the species can be found nesting in villages, urban areas and in large cities.

  • Length 33-35 cm
  • Nests primarily in buildings
  • Sedentary species
  • Feeds on grain, seeds, peas, bread crumbs

Habitat. City centers and built up areas, industrial- and warehouse areas, parks.

Distribution in Vaasa. The main concentration was focused in and around the city center. During the field work for the Vaasa Bird Atlas, the species was observed in several locations but nesting, however, could not always be confirmed.