Columba aenas.

Columba aenas.

Columba aenas Linn., Syst. Ay., 10th ed., i, p. 162 (1858).

Type-locality: Sweden.

The typical form is much larger than our Indian and differs in having a grey instead of a vinous head, as well as in having a less conspicuous neck-patch. Hartert gives this bird specific rank but I consider it only a subspecies of aenas. Intermediate forms are not infrequent and the differences are all those of degree only.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Columba aenas.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
225
M_ID: 
4835
M_CN: 
Stock Dove
M_SN: 
Columba oenas
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4530

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