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Snow Pigeon

Columba leuconota Vigors, NA 1831

The snow pigeon is a species of bird in the genus Columba in the family Columbidae from hilly regions of central Asia. They are grey, black, pale brown and white birds and two subspecies are recognised: C. l. leuconota occurs in the western Himalayas from western Afghanistan to Sikkum and C. l. gradaria occurs in the mountains of eastern Tibet and from eastern Nan Shan (Qinghai) to Yunnan and extreme northern Myanmar. The birds forage in open country in pairs or small groups, feeding on grain, buds, shoots, berries and seeds. They roost at night on cliffs, breeding in crevices where they build untidy stick nests and lay a clutch of usually two white eggs. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the bird's conservation status as being of least concern. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Columbiformes
Family:
  Columbidae
Genus:
   Columba
Scientific:
  Columba leuconota


Original description

Citation:
  Vigors, NA 1831

Reference:
   Proc. Comm. Sci. Corres. Zool. Soc. London Part 1 no.2 p.23

Protonym:
  Columba leuconota

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12861431


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F5750571C185EF31

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F5750571

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F5750571


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 177093

Geographic range:

  • Columba leuconota leuconota: Himalayas from w Afghanistan to Sikkim
  • Columba leuconota gradaria: Mts. of e Tibet to sw China (Yunnan) and extreme n Myanmar
English:
Snow Pigeon
Catalan:
Colom de les neus
Czech:
holub sněžný
Danish:
Snedue
German:
Schneetaube
Spanish:
Paloma Nival
Spanish (Spain):
Paloma Nival
Finnish:
lumikyyhky
French:
Pigeon des neiges
Croatian:
crnoglavi golub
Hungarian:
hógalamb
Icelandic:
Snædúfa
Italian:
Piccione delle nevi
Japanese (romaji):
yukibato
Japanese:
ユキバト
Lithuanian:
Snieginis karvelis
Dutch:
Sneeuwduif
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Snødue
Norwegian:
Snødue
Polish:
gołąb białobrzuchy
Portuguese:
Pombo-da-neve
Russian:
Белогрудый голубь
Slovak:
holub pobelavý
Serbian:
Belogrudi golub
Swedish:
snöduva
Ukrainian:
Голуб білоспинний
Chinese:
雪鸽
Chinese (Traditional):
雪鴿


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Snow Pigeon ( Columba leuconota)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pigeon des neiges ( Columba leuconota) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pigeon des neiges ( Columba leuconota) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements, version 2021:
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Clements, version 2022:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
Snow Pigeon ( Columba leuconota) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Columba leuconota [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Columba leuconota [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Columba leuconota [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Columba leuconota [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Bashkir: аҡ түшле күгәрсен
Belarusian: Беласпінны голуб
Bulgarian: Снежен гълъб
Bengali: তুলায ঩ায়যা
Bengali (transliteration): tuṣāra pāẏarā
Catalan: Colom de les neus
Czech: Holub snežný, holub sněžný
Welsh: Colomen eira
Danish: Snedue
German: Schneetaube, Weißrückentaube
Greek: Χιovoπερίστερo
English: Snow Pigeon
English, HBW: Snow Pigeon
English (IOC): Snow Pigeon
English (United States): Snow Pigeon
Esperanto: Neĝkolombo, Neĝokolombo
Spanish: Paloma Nival
Spanish (Spain): Paloma Nival
Spanish (HBW): Snow Pigeon
Estonian: lumetuvi
Finnish: Lumikyyhky
French: Pigeon des neiges
Frisian: Sniedo
Irish: Colúr sneachta
Galician: Pombo das neves
Manx: Calmane sniaghtee
Croatian: crnoglavi golub
Hungarian: hógalamb
Icelandic: Snædúfa
Italian: Piccione delle nevi
Japanese (romaji): yukibato
Japanese: ユキバト
Kara-Kalpak: қар кептери
Kazakh: Ақтєс кептер, ақтөс кептер
Karachay-Balkar: акътѐш кѐгюрчюн
Kirghiz: ак төш көгүчкөн
Scientific: Columba leuconota, Columba leuconota leuconota
Lithuanian: Snieginis karvelis
Latvian: sniega balodis
Nepali: हिमाली मलेवा
Dutch: Sneeuwduif
Norwegian Nynorsk: Snødue
Norwegian: Snødue
Polish: golab bialobrzuchy, gołąb białobrzuchy
Portuguese: Pombo-da-neve, Pombo-das-neves
Portuguese (Portugal): pombo-das-neves
Rhaeto-Romance: Columba da naiv
Romanian: Porumbel de zăpadă
Russian: Белогрудый голубь, Белогрудый голубь (белоспинный), белоспинный голубь, Голубь белогрудый, снежный голубь
Northern Sami: Muohtaduvvá
Slovak: holub pobelavý
Slovenian: Snežni golob
Serbian: Belogrudi golub
Swedish: Snöduva
Tajik: кабӯтари синасафед
Turkish: Alaca güvercin, Kar güvercin
Ukrainian: Голуб білоспинний
Chinese: 雪鸽
Chinese (Traditional): 雪鴿

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