You received, you say, last spring a stock-dove from Sussex, and are informed that they sometimes breed in that county.
Inside the sticks were the feathers and part of the skeleton of a stock-dove.
The stock-dove, one of our pretty wild pigeons, nests in colonies in rabbit-burrows, as does the brown owl.
Among the feathered tribes they mention the “thrush and stock-dove.”
In the stock-dove this is a better, more musical, and a more varied sound than in any other Columba known to me.
Among the feathered tribes they mention the "thrush and stock-dove."
Mrs. Wordsworth, in all her enthusiasm for Wordsworth's beautiful address to the stock-dove, took the old woman to her heart.