Columba senegalensis Linn., Syst. Nat., 12th ed., i, p. 283 (1706).
The African form differs from both the races found in India in being much more reddish on the back with the rump bluish lead-colour, different to the back.
Key to Subspecies.
A.Darker and smaller: wing 125 to 132 mm.; 121 to 129 mm......S. s. cambaiensis, p. 246.
B.Paler and larger: wing 135 to 145 nun.; 130 to 140 mm..............S. s. ermanni, p. 247.