Birds of the World

Columbidae : Pigeons & Doves

Laughing Dove

Spilopelia senegalensis

The Gambia - January 2003

Laughing Dove is found in dry habitats within 10km of a water source throughout sub-saharan Africa, India and parts of Arabia. It has been introduced to Western Australia where it is common around parks and gardens in towns but is rarely seen away from human habitation.