Eurasian collared dove

variants: or Eurasian collared-dove

Definition of 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

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First Known Use of Eurasian collared dove

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Eurasian collared dove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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