- Columba rupestris
31–35 cm (12¼-13¾ in)
- Darkish grey head, neck and throat
- Pale grey upperparts
- Two black wingbars
- White tail with a black terminal band.
There are 2 subspecies:
- C. r. turkestanica:
- C. r. rupestris:
Mountainous rocky areas, cliffs and gorges.
Their main diet consists of weed seeds, grain and green shoots from crops, leaves and small snails. They forage in small flocks.
They construct a twiggy platform nest in cliffs or crags.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Hill Pigeon. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Hill_Pigeon