Alternative name: Pale-backed Pigeon
- Columba eversmanni
25–31 cm (9¾-12 in)
- Mainly bluish-grey overall plumage
- Pinkish crown and breast
- Whitish underwing-coverts, lower back and upper rump
- Yellow eyes and eye-ring
Steppe and nearby lowlands, deserts. Open, semi arid, sparsely wooded habitats in the mountains.
Usually found in flocks.
They forage on the ground for seeds, grain and other cereals.
They nest in cracks in cliffs and in roller burrows.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdLife International
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Yellow-eyed Pigeon. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Yellow-eyed_Pigeon
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