Eurasian collared dove

noun
variants: or Eurasian collared-dove

Definition of Eurasian collared dove

:collared dove 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 ClarkHouston Chronicle21 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. WhiteToronto Star15 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of eurasian collared dove

1987


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