Streptopelia decaocto

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Translingual[edit]

Camera icon.svg This entry needs a photograph or drawing for illustration. Please try to find a suitable image on Wikimedia Commons or upload one there yourself!
Wikispecies has information on:

Wikispecies

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δέκα (déka, ten) + ὀκτώ (oktṓ, eight), from the falsely supposed call of the divinely sent bird announcing the inadequate salary of a servant girl, from a Greek fable.

Proper noun[edit]

Streptopelia decaocto m

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Columbidae – the Eurasian collared dove or collared dove.

References[edit]

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276