Columba eversmanni Bonaparte, 1856 - Yellow-eyed Pigeon

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Pale-backed Pigeon or Eastern Stock Pigeon.
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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This uncommon species is also known as Pale-backed pigeon or Eastern Stock Pigeon. It inhabits small spaces of urban areas of semi-arid regions. It is migratory, breeding in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and wintering in India (mainly in Thar Rajasthan and Gujarat), China and Iran (BirdLife International 2017).  

Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate 10,000-19,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture (mainly in India and Kazakhstan). Another major threat is hunting along the migratory route and on its wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2001).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan211
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total211
BirdLife International 2017. Columba eversmanni (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22690097A110099638. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22690097A110099638.en. Accessed on 03 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Columba eversmanni Bonaparte, 1856 – Yellow-eyed Pigeon. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/columba-eversmanni, accessed 2024/06/25.