Cape pigeon

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Cape pigeon

n
(Animals) a species of seagoing petrel, Daption capensis, with characteristic white wing patches: a common winter visitor off the coasts of southern Africa: family Diomedeidae. Also called: pintado petrel
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Outward bound, and off the pitch of Cape Horn, he used to sit on the taffrail, and keep the steward loading three or four old fowling pieces, with which he would bring down albatrosses, Cape pigeons, jays, petrels, and divers other marine fowl, who followed chattering in our wake.