Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota) - HBW 4, p. 113
French: Pigeon des neiges
Spanish: Paloma Nival
Other common names: Tibetan Dove, White-bellied Pigeon
Taxonomy: Columba leuconota Vigors, 1831, Himalayas (probably Nepal).
Closely related to C. livia and C. rupestris. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- leuconota Vigors, 1831 - Himalayas from W Afghanistan to Sikkim; in summer also occurs in Alay Mts and Pamirs in Tadjikistan.
- gradaria Hartert, 1916 - mountains of E Tibet and from E Nan Shan (Qinghai) to Yunnan and extreme N Myanmar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
six (and a seventh just above) birds resting on cliff, one flies, other have a walk and preen Locality Sela Pass, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp leuconota)
Martin Kennewell 8 April 2010 4 years ago 1 min 1 sec 3.8
A group of birds resting on a rock Locality Paro Valley, Bhutan (ssp leuconota)
Christian Boix Hinzen 29 March 2008 6 years ago 18 sec 3.7
Two birds foraging and preening Locality Langtang Village, Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Nepal (ssp leuconota)
John Gregory 1998 6 years ago 20 sec 2.9
Luckily a pair of Snow pigeon came there
Locality Sela Pass, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp gradaria)
Vaibhav Mishra 5 May 2014 8 weeks ago 4.6
One of a flock perched on steep rocks
Locality Lingmethang (Limithang) Road, Mongar District, Bhutan (ssp gradaria)
Arthur Grosset 5 April 2008 4 years ago 4.4
One of a flock of seven birds, perched on a rock at the pass
Locality Sela Pass, Dirang, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp leuconota)
Martin Flack 8 April 2010 16 weeks ago 4.3
On a hill slope 8000ft+
Locality Jammu and Kashmir, India
sharad 25 May 2011 3 years ago 2.7
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