Definition of collared dove in English:

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collared dove


An Old World dove related to the turtle dove, with buff, grey, or brown plumage and a narrow black band around the back of the neck.
  • Genus Streptopelia, family Columbidae: several species, in particular the sandy grey S. decaocto
Example sentences
  • We also saw collared doves, wood pigeons, barn swallows and a red-wattled plover.
  • It showed that collared doves and wood pigeons are now five times more common in gardens nationwide than in 1979.
  • Some species of pigeons and doves have expanded their ranges and increased their population sizes as a result of human activities (for example, ‘rock doves Columba livia’ and ‘Eurasian collared doves Streptopelia decaocto’).
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