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Stock Dove at Hvolsvöllur

Holudúfa – Stock Dove / Stock Pigeon – Columba oenas

A Stock Dove has been spotted in a garden in Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland. This dove, which is quite common in Europe, is very rare in Iceland and has only been reported here four times before.

Since a Stock Dove has not been seen here for quite some time birders flock to the town of Hvolsvöllur to see it and capture it on camera.
The Stock Dove was mostly resting in Aspen trees and now and then eating leftovers on the ground from the winter’s bird feed. For us it is a new species for our Icelandic birding list.