Pigeons and doves (fam. Columbidae)
The wood pigeon (Columba palumbus) is a species present all year round and breeding locally.
Fairly common during migration especially in the autumn (September-October). It is also regularly wintering in some wooded areas and may be evening gatherings of a certain size (upto 600 in the Codroipo resurgences Park).
In the last decade, this species is reported in territorial expansion and growth especially in lowland areas.
During the breeding season it may attends different types of environment in general quite dense tree cover, sometimes even modest extension. Usually be found isolated pairs with nests always well hidden and elusive behavior with regard to man.
Among the other members of this family are mentioned also two nesting species that are the collared doves (Streptopelia decaocto), very common in towns that may move to the search for food in fields, and the turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) species migratory and locally nesting but not common.