1293. Columba livia

1293. Columba livia.

The Blue Rock-Pigeon.

Columba livia, Bonnaterre, Encycl. Meth. i, p. 227 (1790); Blyth, Cat. p. 233 pt.; Hume, S. F. i,- p. 218 ; Cripps, S. F. vii, p. 290; Hume, Cat. no. 788 bis ; Biddulph, Ibis, 1881, p. 92 ; Scully, ibid. p. 684; Swinhoe, Itis, 1882, p. 117 ; Barnes, S. F. ix, p. 457 ; id. Birds Bom. p. 289 ; St. John, Ibis, 1889, p. 173 ; Sharpe, Yarkand Miss., Aves, p. 115 ; Salvadori, Cat. B. M. xxi, p. 252. Columba neglecta, Hume, Lah. to Yark. p. 272 (1873).

Coloration. This, the Blue Rock-Pigeon or Bock-Dove of Europe, differs from the Indian C. intermedia only in having the lower back (not, as sometimes stated, the rump) white. Usually, too, the general tint is paler.

Distribution. The Western Palaearctic region, with Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Sind, the Punjab, Kashmir, and occasionally other parts of Northern India. The birds found in North-western India are usually intermediate between the two races, and have a comparatively narrow white or whitish bund on the lower back, not a broad band like European birds.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
1293. Columba livia
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1293
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
30
Common name: 
Blue Rock Pigeon
M_ID: 
4815
M_CN: 
Rock Dove
M_SN: 
Columba livia
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1830

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