Definition of Cape pigeon in English:

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Cape pigeon

(also Cape petrel)

noun

A common petrel of southern oceans that has black plumage with white markings. Also called pintado petrel.
  • Daption capense, family Procellariidae
Example sentences
  • Wandering albatrosses, Wilson's stormy petrels, Cape petrels and brown-browed albatrosses (try saying that quickly!) kept us entertained us with their flights across the waves.
  • A couple of Australasian gannets, white-fronted terns, and two Cape petrels put in an appearance.
  • The population and breeding status of Cape petrel is satisfactory.
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