Streptopelia decaocto

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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.


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