Turtur risorius

Turtur risorius, Lin.

796. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 481; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 3; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 420; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 204 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 130.

THE COMMON RING DOVE.

Length, 12.5 to 13 ; expanse, 20; wing, 6.5; tail, 5.

Bill blackish; irides crimson; feet dark pink-red.

Head delicate pale vinous-grey, more or less whitish on the forehead; nape pale vinaceous ; a narrow black collar on the nape Set off with whitish above, and slightly so below ; upper plumage uniform light grey-brown ; edge of the wing pure ashy ; primaries dusky with slight whitish margins bordering their tips; middle tail-feathers uniform with the back above; the lateral feathers marked with black about the middle, passing to greyish on the basal half, and to white on the terminal, and these successively more pronounced externally ; beneath very pale vinaceous, whitish on the throat, passing to light-greyish towards the vent, and the lower tail-coverts pure ashy; wings underneath greyish-white.

The Common Ring Dove occurs abundantly throughout the region, and is a permanent resident.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Turtur risorius
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
291
Common name: 
Common Ring Dove
M_ID: 
4981
M_CN: 
Eurasian Collared Dove
M_SN: 
Streptopelia decaocto
id: 
11881

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