Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)
Species
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis). Taken at La Oliva, Fuerteventura, on March 10th 2018.
Taken at La Oliva, Fuerteventura, on March 10th 2018.
(1/320th sec at f13. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 23 - 26 cm; WS: 40 - 45 cm

A small slim, rather long-tailed and short-winged dove. Appears reddish-brown at moderate range, but has blue-grey wing panels and an all-white undertail.

It is mainly found in north Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. It is also found on the Canary Islands.

It breeds in small woods, plantations and gardens.

The Laughing Dove is of Least Concern in the IUCN listing.

Sightings

15-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)
13-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (2)
12-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)
11-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)
10-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)