The Sunday Quiz – Peerless Pigeons – Round Two!

Dear Readers, this quiz foxed a lot of you two years ago, so let’s see how we get on this time.  How good are we at identifying the various pigeon and dove species that you can find in the UK, not only by sight but also (gasp!) by sound.  So, without further ado, tell me what species of pigeon we’re looking at, and then have a listen to the calls and see if you can match the call to the pigeon.

Answers in the comments by 5 p.m. UK time on Friday 29th April please, and the answers will be posted on Saturday 30th April.

Have fun!





By Yuvalr - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


And now for the tricky bit. Below are the calls of the five species shown above. Can you match the call to the bird?

6. This is a very ardent individual, but which pigeon is it?

7. How about this little lot?

8. This is an amazing sound, but have you ever heard it?

9. And who is this?

10. And finally, who is this?



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