888. Columba eversmanni

888. INDIAN STOCK-DOVE.
COLUMBA EVERSMANNI.
Columba eversmanni, Bp. Compt. Bend, xliii. p. 838 (1856) ; Dresser, vii. p. 26, pl. 698 ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 264 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 31 ; C. fusca, Severtz. Turk. Jevot, p. 68 (1873 nec. Mull.) ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 732.
Koek-Koepteri, Tekke ; Kugan, Turki ; Kamar-Kular, Hindu.
Male ad. (India). Differs from C. oenas in being smaller and paler ; head tinged with vinaceous ; rump whitish grey, nearly white ; tail with the grey band nearly obsolete ; the metallic feathers on the neck glossed with coppery chestnut ; legs and feet yellowish fleshy ; bill pale yellowish green, base of lower mandible and gape slaty ; iris dark yellow. Culmen 0.75, wing 7.75, tail 4.5, tarsus 1.0 inch. Female similar but a little smaller.
Hab. Transcaspia; Afghanistan ; Turkestan ; South-western Siberia ; North-west India in winter.
In general habits this species does not differ from C. oenas. It nests in hollow trees and holes in the ground ; in Transcaspia frequently in colonies in holes and cracks in the steep river-banks, and late in April deposits 2 eggs, which resemble those of C. oenas, but are rather smaller.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
888. Columba eversmanni
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
888
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
642
Common name: 
Indian Stock Dove
M_ID: 
4838
M_CN: 
Yellow-eyed Pigeon
M_SN: 
Columba eversmanni
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10404

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