Common wood pigeon has noticeable bright spots on the sides of the neck, and one can see light stripes on the wings as the bird flies. This pigeon is spread throughout Ukraine, nests in forest plantations, and even in urban parks and gardens. Steppe field defense forestry has created for them additional living space.
The common wood pigeon also lives in the Ribalsky quarry. It appeared here in the middle of March, characteristic display flights of males were observed in April - the bird diagonally flew upwards, stopped at the top point, where it spread the tail and wings and flew down in a gliding flight. The couple built a nest in the area of the flood-plain forest next to the quarry. Wood pigeons feed on various seeds and green leaves of plants, and therefore are common in the quarry.