Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Pale-backed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni) - HBW 4, p. 115

French: Pigeon d'Eversmann German: Gelbaugentaube Spanish: Paloma del Turquestán
Other common names: Eastern/Eversmann's Stock-dove/Stock-pigeon, Yellow-eyed Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba eversmanni Bonaparte, 1856, west and central Asia.
Forms a superspecies with C. oliviae; also closely related to C. oenas. Monotypic.

Distribution: W Asia from Aral Sea to Tien Shan, and S to NE Iran and Afghanistan. Winters S to SE Iran, Pakistan and NW India.

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