Laughing Dove

Spilopelia senegalensis - Tourterelle maillée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Spilopelia

  • Species
    :

    senegalensis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 27 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 40 à 45 cm.
  • Weight
    : 100 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Spilopelia senegalensis phoenicophila (Morocco to nw Libya)
  • Spilopelia senegalensis aegyptiaca (Nile Valley. Egypt.)
  • Spilopelia senegalensis senegalensis (w Arabia, Socotra I., Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Spilopelia senegalensis cambayensis (e Arabia and e Iran to India and Bangladesh)
  • Spilopelia senegalensis ermanni (Kazakhstan, n Afghanistan, w China)

Foreign names

  • Tourterelle maillée,
  • Tórtola Senegalesa,
  • Rola do Senegal,
  • Palmtaube,
  • pálmagerle,
  • Palmtortel,
  • Tortora delle palme,
  • Palmduva,
  • Palmedue,
  • hrdlička malá,
  • hrdlička senegalská,
  • Palmedue,
  • palmukyyhky,
  • Rooiborsduifie,
  • tórtora del Senegal,
  • Díladúfa,
  • synogarlica senegalska,
  • palmu ūbele,
  • oazna grlica,
  • Малая горлица,
  • ワライバト,
  • 棕斑鸠,
  • 棕斑鳩,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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