Yellow-eyed pigeon

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Yellow-eyed pigeon
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Columba eversmanni from Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. eversmanni
Binomial name
Columba eversmanni
Bonaparte, 1856
Individual from Tal Chappar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India

The yellow-eyed pigeon or pale-backed pigeon (Columba eversmanni) is a member of the family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). It breeds in southern Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, north-east Iran and extreme north-west China. It winters in north-east Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir and parts of Rajasthan (including Tal Chhapar Sanctuary and Jorbeer, Bikaner).

The binomial commemorates the biologist and explorer Eduard Friedrich Eversmann.