Definition of collared dove in English:

collared dove

Syllabification: col·lared dove
Pronunciation: /ˌkälərd ˈdəv


  • An Old World dove related to the ringed turtle dove, with buff, gray, or brown plumage and a narrow black band around the back of the neck.
    • Genus Streptopelia, family Columbidae: several species, in particular the sandy gray S. decaocto, which originated in Asia, and has recently been found breeding widely in southeastern Florida
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    • 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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