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 for Stockdove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stockdove \Stock"dove`\, n. (Zool.)
     A common European wild pigeon ({Columba aenas), so called
     because at one time believed to be the stock of the domestic
     pigeon, or, according to some, from its breeding in the
     stocks, or trunks, of trees.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name is applied, also, to other related species, as
           the Indian stockdove ({Palumbaena Eversmanni).
           [1913 Webster]

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