Columba risoria Linnaeus var. decaocto
Hitherto considered conspecific with S. xanthocycla but that species has darker grey on head, with forehead grey not whitish-grey (1); underparts more strongly tinged pinkish and slightly darker (1); broad yellow eyering (3); longer tail (effect size 3.42), which results in outertail feathers showing equivalently more white (2); slightly different song, with same rhythm and structure of three-note strophe, but pitch higher at start and each note lower than the last, creating a greater cadence (at least 1). Sometimes treated as conspecific with S. roseogrisea but differs vocally and genetically, and also in plumage and biometrics. Proposed race stoliczkae of Chinese Turkestan based on feral birds. Monotypic.
Europe E to W Russia, Asia Minor, Turkestan and N China and S to NE Africa, Arabia, Iraq, Iran, India, Sri Lanka and W & N China.
Introduced to Japan (possibly natural), USA and Caribbean Islands#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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