© Steve Dahlfors
In the northern part of its European and western
Asiatic range the Stock Pigeon is a migrant, elsewhere it
is a well distributed and often
plentiful. The haunts of the Stock Pigeon are in more or less open
country, for though it often nests in trees it prefers parklands
woods. It is also common on coasts where the cliffs provide holes.
Its flight is quick, performed by regular beats, with an occasional
sharp flick of the wings, characteristic of pigeons in general.