Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Rock Pigeon

(Columba livia)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 400 – 800 pairs

Distribution pattern

With predominantly patchy distribution, covering parts of the Rila–Rhodope Massif and more dispersed in the Western Stara Planina (including the Iskar Gorge), along the Black Sea coast, in Sakar, in some rocky areas of the Danubian Plain, Eastern Stara Planina, etc. Most of the colonies, breeding in the wild, are far apart from one another and often mixed with specimens of the species Columba livia forma domestica

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Гнездово разпространение 2013 – 2020 – представено е разпространението и оценка на числеността на вида за периода 2013 – 2020 г. –

Сравнително разпространение на вида спрямо първия атлас на гнездящите птици (Янков, 2007): Находище до 2007 г. | Находище до 2007 г., потвърдено след 2015 г. – | Ново находище след 2015 г. – Находищата след 2015 г. са на базата на сурови данни от


Breeds on steep rocky (sea) shores, Sea Islands, islets, sea stacks, reefs, banks, shoals, and exposed rocks, sometimes close to cave entrances. In many cases, the specimens from the colonies in the wildlife are in regular contact with settlements nearby.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

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