Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove


Literature Laughing Dove
[order] Columbiformes |

Laughing Dove determination[order] Columbiformes | [family] Columbidae | [latin] Streptopelia senegalensis | [UK] Laughing Dove | [FR] Tourterelle maillée | [DE] Palmtaube | [ES] Tórtola Senegalesa | [IT] Tortora senegalese | [NL] Palmtortel

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Macropygia senegalensis
  2. Spilopelia senegalensis ermanni Kazakhstan, n Afghanistan, w China
  3. Spilopelia senegalensis cambayensis e Arabia and e Iran to India and Bangladesh
  4. Spilopelia senegalensis senegalensis w Arabia, Africa south of the Sahara
  5. Spilopelia senegalensis sokotrae Socotra I.
  6. Spilopelia senegalensis aegyptiaca Nile Valley (Egypt)
  7. Spilopelia senegalensis phoenicophila Morocco to nw Libya
  8. Spilopelia senegalensis AF, EU, OR India and c Asia to s Arabian Peninsula and AF


Multiple nest use by the Laughing Dove
Streptopelia senegalensis

Author(s): Otto Schmidt
Abstract: Rowan (1983) made reference to multiple use of nests by the Laughing Dove: “. records of
2-8 successive clutches being laid in the same nests, usually after some refurbishing, with the intervals between fledging and re-laying varying from a few days..[more]..
Source: Bird Numbers 11 (2)
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Phenotypic flexibility in the basal metabolic rate of Laughing Doves (Streptopelia senegalensis) in response to short-term thermal acclimation
Author(s): Kinesh Chetty
Abstract: Phenotypic flexibility in basal metabolic rate (BMR) in response to short-term thermal
acclimation was assessed in the Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis), a common
resident bird species distributed throughout most of southern Africa…[more]..
Source: Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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Initial orientation in two species of doves (Streptopelia senegalensis and Turtur abyssinicus) displaced from their home site
Author(s): SILVANO BENVENUTI et al
Abstract: The authors report data on initial orientation of laughing doves (Streptopelia senegalensis) and black-billed wood doves (Turtur abyssinicus) displaced to sites, on land and at sea, 1-40 km from their home ground which was near the coast, in the area..[more]..
Source: Boll. 2001. 58: 125-128 (1991)
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Do sympatric doves Streptopelia spp. overlap their vocal activities?
Abstract: Diurnal vocal activity of three Streptopelia species living sympatrically was analysed. The
doves showed similar patterns of vocal activity during the day. This suggests that the three species do
not avoid acoustic interference by differentiating t..[more]..
Source: BIOL. LETT. 2003, 40(2): 137-139
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All of Columbidae

  1. Collared-Dove
  2. Streptopelia decaocto
  1. Laughing Dove
  2. Streptopelia senegalensis
  1. Oriental Turtle-Dove
  2. Streptopelia orientalis
  1. Rock Pigeon
  2. Columba livia
  1. Turtle-Dove
  2. Streptopelia turtur
  1. Wood-Pigeon
  2. Columba palumbus
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