Eastern Rock Pigeon

This pigeon is comparatively restricted in range of Pakistan to the furthest northern inner valleys of the Karakoram, Hindu Kush and Pamirs. In Pakistan it occurs in northern Chitral particularly in the western part bordering Nuristan in Afghanistan, further east in valleys of Gilgit in Yasin and Hunza and Karakoram ranges in Baltistan from about 2000 meters in winter up to 5500 meters during summer months.

The Eastern Rock Pigeon is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Eastern Rock Pigeon Columba rupestris Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis Eurasian Scops Owl Otus sunia Collared Scops Owl O. bakkamoena Hoopoe Upupa epops Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus Great-spotted Woodpecker Picoides major Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba Grey Wagtail M. More

Eastern Rock Pigeon Columba rupestris R, W Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota R, W Woodpigeon Columba palumbus W, M Speckled Wood Pigeon Columba hodgsonii R, M Ashy Wood Pigeon Columba pulchricollis W Rufous Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis R, M Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto R Red Turtle Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica R, S Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis R Barred Cuckoo-dove Macropygia unchall R Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica R More

Eastern Rock Pigeon Columba rupestris Ww OP Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto e-lSpr 3 Red Turtle-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica? lSpr 2-3 Rufous Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis ? e-lSpr 4-5 Spotted Dove Streptopelis chinensis Ww HodgsonÂ’s Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx fugax Ww Large Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides ?? m-lSpr 1-2 Northern Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx hyperythrus m-lSpr 1-2 Indian Cuckoo More

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Columba
Species : rupestris
Authority : Pallas, 1811