Definition of band-tailed pigeon in English:

band-tailed pigeon

noun

  • 1P. fasciata, found from western North America to northern Argentina, which has a white neck collar and a black-tipped yellow bill; also called band-tail; compare "band-tail pigeon".

  • 2(More fully "Jamaican band-tailed pigeon") the ring-tailed pigeon, P. caribaea.

Origin

Early 19th century.