Scaled dove
Scaled Scaled, a. 1. Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove. [1913 Webster]

{Scaled dove} (Zo["o]l.), any American dove of the genus {Scardafella}. Its colored feather tips resemble scales. [1913 Webster]


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