Translation of turtledove in Spanish:


tórtola, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtərdlˌdəv//ˈtəːt(ə)ldʌv/


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    tórtola feminine
    like two turtledoves como dos tortolitos
    • I long ago lost a hound, a bay horse, and a turtle dove, and am still on their trail.
    • Every week one particular turtle dove joins me outside, settling down to sleep on a nearby fence pole while I read and think in the garden.
    • Meanwhile, interrupting the shadow play performance was the bellowing sound of a camel, the soft cooing of a turtle dove and the neighing of a horse.
    • Two turtle doves sat in a nest and sang sweet love to one another.
    • The turtle dove, Streptopelia turtur, is smaller than the others and has the most melodious song.
    • The fancy dress theme of the Twelve Days of Christmas produced gold rings, calling birds, French hens, turtle doves, maids-a-milking and ladies dancing among the imaginative costumes.
    • We're envisaging matching white suits, turtle doves, and a minimalist gazebo.
    • The Red List also features a disturbingly high number of formerly common farmland birds which are rapidly declining: tree sparrow, grey partridge, spotted flycatcher, song thrush, skylark, linnet and turtle dove.
    • Archaeologists in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province have uncovered a stick with a turtle dove at the top which was made more than 2000 years ago.
    • Yes, like the turtle dove she had fled, though very reluctantly and was now haunted by a seductive image.
    • That was before I realised what they were hunting - turtle doves, finches, robins, wading birds, whatever - considering it their democratic right to shoot, trap and eat anything that flies, often regardless of their protected status.
    • All told, the swans, geese, calling birds, French hens, turtle doves, and partridges cost over $4,100, representing about 25 percent of the overall Index.
    • If money is an issue we will go halves on the turtle doves with you!
    • When viewed from the underside, the collared dove appears grayer than a turtle dove, with black visible on the tail.
    • And it doesn't tell us much about the possible positive consequences of climate change (unless you count expansion in the ranges of turtle doves and nuthatches).
    • The rufous turtle dove, which is more commonly found in Asia, often winters in Scandinavia, but its visits to Britain are rare.
    • Finally, it was time for me to take my turtle dove and depart.
    • The agency slaughtered on Tuesday 45 pigeons, turtle doves and doves, including the infected ones, to prevent the virus from spreading.
    • Tree sparrow numbers have declined by 95 per cent since 1970, corn buntings by 85 per cent, turtle doves by 70 per cent and skylarks by 52 per cent.
    • Staying on the holiday shopping theme, just how much do three French hens, a couple of turtle doves, or five gold rings actually cost?