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

Columba palumbus palumbus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
EU Population status
Natura 2000 sites 128 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Wintering habitats
  • cropland
Natura 2000 species code A687

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Threat and EU population status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE3532401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet Drömling Map
DE3540301 Germany Große Freiheit bei Plaue Map
DE3639401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet Fiener Bruch Map
DE5025302 Germany Säulingssee bei Kleinensee Map
DE5125303 Germany Stöckig - Ruppertshöhe Map
DE5224302 Germany Moor bei Wehrda Map
DE5819308 Germany Erlensee bei Erlensee und Bulau bei Hanau Map
ES0000018 Spain Prepirineu Central català Map
ES0000019 Spain Aiguamolls de l'Alt Empordà Map
ES0000020 Spain Delta de l'Ebre Map
ES0000021 Spain Secans de Mas de Melons-Alfés Map
ES0000022 Spain Aigüestortes Map
ES0000146 Spain Delta del Llobregat Map
ES0000321 Spain Anglesola-Vilagrassa Map
ES0000322 Spain Granyena Map
ES5110005 Spain Sistema Transversal català Map
ES5110008 Spain Gallifa-Cingles de Bertí Map
ES5110010 Spain Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Map
ES5110012 Spain Montserrat-Roques Blanques-riu Llobregat Map
ES5110013 Spain Serres del Litoral central Map
ES5110015 Spain Sistema Prelitoral Central Map
ES5120001 Spain Alta Garrotxa - Massís de les Salines Map
ES5120002 Spain Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser Map
ES5120003 Spain Serra Cavallera Map
ES5120007 Spain Cap de Creus Map
ES5120012 Spain Les Guilleries Map
ES5120014 Spain L'Albera Map
ES5120015 Spain Litoral del Baix Empordà Map
ES5120016 Spain El Montgrí- Les Medes - El Baix Ter Map
ES5120019 Spain Riberes de l'Alt Ter Map
ES5130003 Spain Alt Pallars Map
ES5130004 Spain Baish Aran Map
ES5130005 Spain Era Artiga de Lin - Eth Portilhon Map
ES5130007 Spain Riberes de l'Alt Segre Map
ES5130008 Spain Serra d'Aubenç i Roc de Cogul Map
ES5130010 Spain Serra de Boumort-Collegats Map
ES5130011 Spain Riu de la Llosa Map
ES5130012 Spain Vall Alta de Serradell-Serra de Sant Gervàs Map
ES5130014 Spain Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Pallaresa Map
ES5130015 Spain Serres del Montsec, Sant Mamet i Mitjana Map
ES5130016 Spain Valls del Sió-Llobregós Map
ES5130019 Spain Estany de Montcortès Map
ES5130021 Spain Secans de la Noguera Map
ES5130022 Spain La Torrassa Map
ES5130023 Spain Beneïdor Map
ES5130024 Spain La Faiada de Malpàs i Cambatiri Map
ES5130025 Spain Bellmunt-Almenara Map
ES5140005 Spain Serra de Montsià Map
ES5140006 Spain Serres de Cardó- El Boix Map
ES5140008 Spain Muntanyes de Prades Map
ES5140009 Spain Tivissa-Vandellòs-Llaberia Map
ES5140011 Spain Sistema Prelitoral meridional Map
ES5140012 Spain Tossals d'Almatret i Riba Roja Map
ES5110018 Spain Valls de l'Anoia Map
ES5130027 Spain Obagues de la riera de Madrona Map
ES5130026 Spain Serra de Prada-Castellàs Map
ES5130037 Spain Secans de Belianes-Preixana Map
ES5140023 Spain Secans del Montsià Map
ES5120018 Spain Muntanyes de Rocacorba-Puig de la Banya del Boc Map
ES5110025 Spain Riu Congost Map
ES5120010 Spain Les Gavarres Map
ES5120011 Spain Riberes del Baix Ter Map
ES5120013 Spain Massís de les Cadiretes Map
ES5140003 Spain Ribera de l'Algars Map
ES5140017 Spain Serra de Montsant-Pas de l'Ase Map
ES5120022 Spain Riu Duran Map
ES5110021 Spain Riera de la Goda Map
ES5110009 Spain Riera de Merlès Map
ES5130030 Spain Estanys de Basturs Map
ES5140002 Spain Serra de Godall Map
ES5120017 Spain Estany de Sils-Ribera de Santa Coloma Map
ES5140015 Spain Riu Siurana i planes del Priorat Map
ES5140014 Spain Massís de Bonastre Map
ES5130017 Spain Basses de Sucs i Alcarràs Map
ES5130020 Spain Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Ribagorçana Map
ES5120009 Spain Basses de l'Albera Map
ES5120005 Spain Riu Llobregat d'Empordà Map
ES5140004 Spain Sèquia Major Map
ES5140019 Spain Riu Gaià Map
ES5140020 Spain Grapissar de la Masia Blanca Map
ES5110001 Spain Massís del Montseny Map
ES5110007 Spain Riu i Estanys de Tordera Map
ES5110024 Spain Serra de Collserola Map
ES5140022 Spain Barranc de Santes Creus Map
ES5140018 Spain El Montmell-Marmellar Map
ES5120024 Spain Montgrony Map
ES5120026 Spain Tossa Plana de Lles-Puigpedrós Map
ES5110019 Spain Carbassí Map
ES5140007 Spain Costes del Tarragonès Map
ES5130029 Spain Serres de Queralt i Els Tossals-Aigua d'Ora Map
ES5130032 Spain Vessants de la Noguera Ribagorçana Map
ES5120027 Spain Rasos de Tubau Map
ES5110004 Spain Serra de Catllaràs Map
ES5120028 Spain Vall del Rigart Map
ES5110017 Spain Costes del Maresme Map
ES5140016 Spain Tossal de Montagut Map
ES5140010 Spain Riberes i Illes de l'Ebre Map
ES5130013 Spain Aiguabarreig Segre-Cinca Map
ES5130028 Spain Ribera Salada Map
ES5110023 Spain Riera de Clariana Map
ES5120004 Spain Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa Map
ES5130034 Spain Riu Garona Map
ES5120020 Spain Riu Llémena Map
ES5120021 Spain Riu Fluvià Map
ES5130039 Spain Vall de Vinaixa Map
ES5130038 Spain Secans del Segrià i Utxesa Map
ES5120023 Spain Rieres de Xuclà i Riudelleques Map
ES5140021 Spain Obagues del riu Corb Map
ES5110016 Spain Riera de Sorreigs Map
ES5130009 Spain Serra de Turp i Mora Condal-Valldan Map
ES5130036 Spain Plans de Sió Map
ES5110020 Spain Costes del Garraf Map
ES5130018 Spain Estany d'Ivars- Vilasana Map
ES5130001 Spain Els Bessons Map
ES5140001 Spain Litoral meridional tarragoní Map
ES5120025 Spain Garriga d'Empordà Map
ES5130035 Spain Plans de la Unilla Map
ES5120029 Spain Riu Brugent Map
ES5110014 Spain Serra de Castelltallat Map
ES5110011 Spain Serres del Litoral Septentrional Map
ES5110022 Spain Capçaleres del Foix Map
ES5130002 Spain Riu Verneda Map
ES5130040 Spain Secans de Mas de Melons-Alfés Map
ES0000477 Spain Bellmunt-Almenara Map
ES0000478 Spain Plans de Sió Map
ES0000480 Spain Secans del Segrià i Utxesa Map
ES0000476 Spain Valls del Sió-Llobregós Map
ES0000479 Spain Secans de Belianes-Preixana Map

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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