Hill Pigeon is a stout bodied pigeon, very similar in size and general appearance to the Rock Pigeon, but mainly differentiated by its tail pattern which consist of a broad white tail-band across the black tail. Other differences include a paler mantle and upper wings and a white patch on the back. In flight, the tail pattern is similar to the Snow Pigeon, but lacks the contrast between the head and neck in that species.
This picture was taken at Chandertal lake in Lahaul Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh State, India. The lake is at 4300 meters above mean sea level.