The Stock Dove is an attractive bird which is sadly overlooked by many birdwatchers who dismiss it as 'just a pigeon' because they can't be bothered to distinguish it from Feral Pigeons.
They are largely blue-grey with an attractive iridescent bottle green band on the back of the neck.
Unlike Rock Doves and Feral Pigeons they do not have pale rumps.
They have a black tipped tail and two small black wing-bars on each wing, which are less distinct than the wing-bars on a Rock Dove.
Perhaps the best differentiating feature, however, is their black eyes. The bill is yellowish and the legs are pink.