Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Columbiformes > Family: Columbidae > Genus: Columba > Species: Columba palumbus azorica

Woodpigeon (Azores subspecies) - Columba palumbus azorica Hartert, 1905

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Valid parent species Columba palumbus
Breeding habitats
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A421


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Colombaccio (sottospecie delle Azzorre) Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Houtduif (ondersoort van de Azoren) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Paloma torcaz (subespecie de las Azores) Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pigeon ramier (sous-espèce des Açores) French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pombo-torcaz dos Açores Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ringdue (underart fra Açorerne) Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ringduva (underart från Azorerna) Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ringeltaube (Unterart der Azoren) German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sepelkyyhky (alalaji Azorit) Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Woodpigeon (Azores subspecies) English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
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External data

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