Definition of collared dove in English:

Share this entry

collared dove

Pronunciation: /ˌkälərd ˈdəv/

noun

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.
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’).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: col·lared dove

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.