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Snow pigeon
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: Columba leuconota
The snow pigeon (columba leuconota) is a bird in the Columbidae family. It is found on Himalayas.

DescriptionEdit

Snow pigeons measure from 31 to 32 cm (12.2–13.4 in) in lenght.[1] Their backs are brownish grey with a white patch on the lower back. They have pale gray wings with three brown bars. Their black tails have a clear white band in the middle which narrows and curve forward to reach the tip of outermost tail features. Young birds have narrow pale buff margins to the feathers of the upper parts and wings. The white of the underparts is sullied with buff. [2]

BehaviourEdit

Snow pigeon

a flock of snow pigeons in flight.

Snow pigeons breed in colonies. The nests are placed in crevices or caves in the face of cliffs or ledges of rock. They are made of twigs, straw, feathers and grass.The nests are generally reused every year with minor repairing. Generally two eggs are laid which are incubate for about 24-26 days. The young fledge after another 40-45 days. Snow pigeons feed on berries, grain, buds, bulbs, seeds, and shoots.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Information from [1]
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  3. Information from [3]

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