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Columba albitorques

Columba albitorques (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Columbiformes
Familia: Columbidae
Subfamilia: Columbinae
Genus: Columba
Species: Columba albitorques


Columba albitorques Rüppell, 1837


* Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehoring entdeck und beschreiben von Dr. Eduard Ruppel. Vogel. p.63 pl.22 fig.1

Vernacular names
Česky: Holub etiopský
English: White-collared Pigeon
Esperanto: Blankkola kolombo
Українська: Ефіопський голуб

The White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

The species is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands in Eritrea and Ethiopia. It occupies countryside surrounding rocky cliffs and gorges. Also common in town centres[1]


32 centimetres (13 in) long. This large grey-brown pigeon has an obvious white hindcollar contrasting with a dark slate head. In flight it shows prominent white wing patches formed by white inner primary coverts.

Works cited

* BirdLife International 2009. Columba albitorques. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 April 2010.
* Sinclair, Ian; Ryan, Peter (2003). Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Cape Town: Struik.


1. ^ Sinclair & Ryan 2003, p. 202

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