Songs of Woodpigeon and Collared Dove

Woodpigeon and Collared Dove songs can sound similar. Practice getting your ear in here! 

 

Woodpigeon song is often described as sounding like 'my toe bleeds, Betty', 'take two cows, Taffy', or 'a proud Wood-pig-eon'. Perhaps you will come up with your own memorable phrase! 

Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) song - Listen here

  

 

Collared Dove song is rather simpler than that of Woodpigeon. It is akin to a football fan chanting 'un-it-ed, un-it-ed, un-it-ed' - take a listen here.

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) song - Listen here