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Pigeon, Hill
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Columba rupestris
Afghanistan, Asia, Bhutan, China, Global, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkestan, Turkmenistan Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as often quite common locally (Gibbs et al. 2001). National population estimates include: c.100-10,000 breeding pairs in China; < c.10,000 breeding pairs in Korea and < c.10,000 breeding pairs in Russia (Brazi ...
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Hill Pigeon is a stout bodied pigeon, very similar in size and general appearance to the Rock Pigeon, but mainly differentiated by its tail pattern which consist of a broad white tail-band across the black tail. Other differences include a paler mantle and upper wings and a white patch on the back. In flight, the tail pattern is similar to the Snow Pigeon, but lacks the contrast between the head and neck in that species. ...
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