897. Turtur ferrago

897. Eversmann’s Turtle-Dove.
TURTUR FERRAGO.
Turtur ferrago (Eversm.), Add. Pall. Zoogr. Ross. As. fasc. iii. p. 17 (1842) ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 401 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 41.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Differs from T. communis in being larger, with the edges of the scapulars and upper wing-coverts more rufous, the black feathers on the sides of the neck tipped with dove-grey and not with white, and the tips of the tail-feathers are sometimes very pale grey, though generally pure white. Culmen 0.75, wing 7.6, tail 5.25, tarsus 1.0 inch.
Hab. Himalaya from Sikhim to Afghanistan ; Central Asia ; Turkestan and S.W. Siberia ; Northern India in winter. In general habits it does not differ from T. communis. It breeds in the Himalaya at from 4,000 to 8,000 feet elevation, from May to August, and lays 2 pure white eggs, which measure about 1.22 by 0.93.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
897. Turtur ferrago
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
897
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
648
Common name: 
Eversmann’s Turtle Dove
M_ID: 
4971
M_CN: 
Oriental Turtle Dove
M_SN: 
Streptopelia orientalis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10241

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