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Meaning of "wonga pigeon" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WONGA PIGEON

wonga pigeon  [ˈwɒŋə ˈpɪdʒɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WONGA PIGEON

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Wonga pigeon is a noun.
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WHAT DOES WONGA PIGEON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wonga pigeon

Wonga pigeon

The Wonga Pigeon is a pigeon that inhabits areas in eastern Australia with its range being from Central Queensland to Gippsland, eastern Victoria, Australia. Previously they could be found as north as Cairns and as south as the Dandenongs, but due to land clearance, shootings in the 1940s for crop protection and fox predation, they are rarely seen in these areas, but their populations have improved in these areas. The Wonga Pigeon is a large, plump pigeon that has a short neck, broad wings, and a long tail. Its length varies from 38 to 40 centimetres. It has pastel blue-grey back feathers. The head fades to a creamy-white colour. The underside is white with dotted dark grey spots such that a white V can be seen on its chest. They eyes are a dark red-brown colour and they have pink eye-rings that encircle them. Legs are red and the sexes appear identical but immature pigeons are browner with a less distinct V pattern. They are very elusive birds and are only often heard, producing explosive wing claps when disturbed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WONGA PIGEON


aborigen
əˈbɒrɪdʒɪn
aborigin
æbˈɒrɪdʒɪn
algin
ˈældʒɪn
clay-pigeon
ˌkleɪˈpɪdʒɪn
cyanogen
saɪˈænədʒɪn
djinn
dʒɪn
engine
ˈɛndʒɪn
gaijin
ɡaɪˈdʒɪn
gin
dʒɪn
imagine
ɪˈmædʒɪn
jinn
dʒɪn
margin
ˈmɑːdʒɪn
origin
ˈɒrɪdʒɪn
pidgin
ˈpɪdʒɪn
pigeon
ˈpɪdʒɪn
Pugin
ˈpjuːdʒɪn
reagin
ˈrɪədʒɪn
reimagine
ˌriːɪˈmædʒɪn
Tianjin
ˈtjɛnˈdʒɪn
virgin
ˈvɜːdʒɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WONGA PIGEON

wonderland
wonderless
wonderment
wondermonger
wonderstruck
wonderwork
wondrous
wondrously
wondrousness
wonga
wonga-wonga
wongi
wonk
wonkier
wonkiest
wonky
wonned
wonner
wonning
wont

WORDS THAT END LIKE WONGA PIGEON

American wigeon
brain surgeon
Cape pigeon
carrier pigeon
clay pigeon
dungeon
heart surgeon
homing pigeon
New Zealand pigeon
orthopaedic surgeon
orthopedic surgeon
passenger pigeon
plastic surgeon
racing pigeon
rock pigeon
stool pigeon
sturgeon
surgeon
wigeon
wood pigeon

Synonyms and antonyms of wonga pigeon in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wonga pigeon» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

万家鸽
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

paloma wonga
570 millions of speakers

English

wonga pigeon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Wonga कबूतर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

حمامة ونجا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Wonga голубь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pombo wonga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Wonga কবুতর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pigeon wonga
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merpati merpati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wonga Taube
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

wongaハト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

wonga 비둘기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wonga pigeon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chim bồ câu wonga
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வோங்கா புறா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वोंगा कबूतर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Wonga güvercin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

piccione Wonga
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gołąb Wonga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Wonga голуб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

porumbel Wonga
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Wonga περιστέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wonga duif
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wonga duva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Wonga due
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WONGA PIGEON»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WONGA PIGEON» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WONGA PIGEON»

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Bold Palates: Australia's Gastronomic Heritage
Praised as the 'queen of the pigeon tribe . . . combining in the most delicate proportion the flavour of the pheasant and the grouse', the wonga wonga pigeon, commonly found in forests along the east coast of the Australian mainland, was ...
Barbara Santich, 2012
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Austral English: a dictionary of Australasian words, ...
i. c. x. p. 314: "At Captain King's table I tasted the Wonga-wonga pigeon." 1848. J. Gould, 'Birds of Australia,' vol. v. pi. 63 : " Leucosarcia picata, Wonga-wonga, Aborigines of New South Wales ; White - fleshed and Wonga - wonga Pigeon, ...
Edward Ellis Morris, 1898
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Animate creation: popular edition of "Our living world" a ...
Of all this group of birds, the Wonga-Wonga Pigeon is the most celebrated for the whiteness, plumpness, and delicacy of its flesh, which, when eaten with bread sauce, is of such remarkable excellence, that the remembrance always excites the ...
John George Wood, Joseph Bassett Holder, 1886
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The illustrated natural history
Of all this group of birds, the Wonga-Wonga Pigeon is the most celebrated for the whiteness, plumpness, and delicacy of its flesh, which, when eaten with bread sauce, is of such remarkable excellence, that the remembrance always excites the ...
John George Wood, 1864
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Doves
The wonga pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca) lives mainly on the ground but constructs its nest high in a tree, The wonga pigeon is quite tolerant and can stay outside for the winter, providing it has access to an adequate shelter, The diamond ...
Matthew M. Vriends, 1994
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Votes & Proceedings
Protection of the Wonga Pigeon z—l—Mr. Meehan asked the Colonial Secretary, — (1.) Is he aware that owing to the great slaughter of~the-\Vonga Pigeon by dealers and others in the Yowrie District, near Cobargo, the bird is likely to become ...
New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council, 1906
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The Dawn Of Life And Other Australian Tales:
First story: How the white waratah became red: “Many years ago when all the Waratahs were white, the Wonga Pigeon made its home in the forest enjoying its protection and abundant food. One day while looking for food the Wonga Pigeon  ...
John Campbell Gardiner, 2013
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Australia: The East
REGIONS: CYP, TRQ, NSW Plate 35f Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia melanoleuca ID: Largish grey pigeon with white forehead; large white V-shaped breast marking; white underparts with black spots; reddish legs; to 42 cm (16 in). HABITAT: ...
Les Beletsky, 2007
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Primary Australian History:
The poor little wonga pigeon never found her mate. She died from the wounds on her chest, sad and lonely. Most waratahs are still red. If you poke your finger into the centre of a red waratah flower and bring it out again, it will be stained red ...
‎2008
10
Aves (Columbidae to Coraciidae)
Australian pigeons: their affinities and status. Emu 66: 3l9-336 (relationships of species); Frith, H.J. (l977). Some display postures of Australian pigeons. Ibis II9: l67-l82 (behaviour); Dunn, R. (l983). Cryptic behaviour in the Wonga Pigeon. Aust.
Richard Schodde, I. J. Mason, W. W. K. Houston, 1997

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WONGA PIGEON»

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Come for the loo, stay for the view — the best spots in NSW to take a …
“It depends on how long you sit but you could very well spot a soaring eagle in the valley below, king parrots, rosellas, wonga pigeons, doves, bandicoots, ... «The Daily Telegraph, Dec 14»
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Gold Coast hinterland: Who will be king of the jungle? Not me!
... I was able to recognise the calls of a few, thanks to my lesson with Duncan – from the catbird's guttural feline shriek to the gentle coo of the wonga pigeon and ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
3
School students to showcase Indigenous arts and culture in …
"The story of the Wonga Pigeon basically explains how the waratah started off white but became red and it's one of those ill fated love stories." But for Glebe ... «ABC Online, Nov 14»
4
Single-species growth is not natural abundance
Does this goal include more oystercatchers, curlews, wonga-wonga pigeons, goannas, dingoes and dusky flatheads? Given the historical abundances of pipi ... «Echonetdaily, Nov 14»
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Feline furious: Yarra Ranges cat owners fight curfew
A Wonga pigeon makes its annual pilgrimage to our place. Have you ever seen a Wonga pigeon, 3217? Easier pickings for a cat I doubt exists. Luckily there are ... «The Age, Mar 14»
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Germaine Greer: White Beech (Bloomsbury)
... not just ancient societies and ecosystems, but such startlingly marvellous things as koalas, gliders, Wonga Wonga pigeons, pademelons and glow-worms. «Herald Scotland, Feb 14»
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O'Reilly's treetop haven in Gold Coast hinterland
Whipping in and out of the trees are wonga pigeons, yellow-throated wrens, eastern spinebills and green catbirds. Lyre birds and bush turkeys dart and scratch ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jan 14»
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Forest floor full of life
These fruit are a major food source for the larger pigeons with those such as the woompoo pigeon eating fruit in the tree and the wonga pigeon taking fallen from ... «Gympie Times, Dec 12»
9
Birdman returns to Blank Park Zoo on Saturday
Australian birds expected to be at the Zoo include Sulfur Crested Cockatoos, Citron Crested Cockatoos, Silver Gulls, Emu, Wonga Pigeons, Diamond Doves, ... «Newton Daily News, Jun 10»

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