Eurasian collared dove


variants or Eurasian collared-dove
: collared dove sense 1
In fact, an invasive dove called the Eurasian collared dove is flourishing in many urban areas, and they may be attracting Cooper's hawks.Gary Clark, Houston Chronicle, 21 June 2008
In your backyard this winter, you might be sheltering invaders, Eurasian collared-doves, whose ancestors escaped during a Bahamian pet shop burglary in the 1970s and flew on to colonize much of North America.Nancy J. White, Toronto Star, 15 Feb. 2013

Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eurasian collared dove was in 1987

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“Eurasian collared dove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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