Heads up: this taxon concept is inactive. It has been replaced by Streptopelia senegalensis. View taxonomic changes

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All Names

  • English
    • Laughing Turtle-Dove
    • Laughing Dove
  • Scientific Names
    • Stigmatopelia senegalensis
    • Spilopelia senegalensis
    • Streptopelia senegalensis

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Description from Wikipedia

The Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) is a small pigeon that is a resident breeder in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East east to the Indian Subcontinent. This small long-tailed dove is found in dry scrub and semi-desert habitats where pairs can often be seen feeding on the ground. A rufous and black chequered necklace gives it a distinctive pattern and is also easily distinguished from other doves by its call. Other names include Palm Dove and Senegal...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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