Palumbaena eversmanni, Bonap.
787. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 467; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 201.
THE INDIAN STOCK PIGEON.
Length, 11.5 ; expanse, 24; wing, 8 ; tail, 4.
Bill yellowish; skin round the eye yellowish; irides buff; legs with a yellowish tinge.
Dark-ashy, with a whitish-grey rump ; crown and breast tinged with vinaceous ; two or three black spots on the wings, forming the rudiments of bands, and the end of the tail black, its outermost feather white for the basal two-thirds of its exterior web, and showing a black, and then a narrow grey band towards its tip; beneath the wings whitish, where dark-ashy in the European bird.
The Indian Stock Pigeon occurs in Sind, towards the frontier ; it has not been recorded from any other portion of our limits.