Laughing Dove
Spilopelia (Streptopelia) senegalensis
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Male and female laughing doves are alike except female is slightly paler as some of our photos of pairs show. These photos were taken in Tarangire, Olasiti and Mkomazi. The photo which includes a displaying male (left 2nd row) is courtesy of Kurt Rusterholz; the display includes inflating the neck, head bobbing and cooing. The right 4th row photo was taken at Ndutu (5-15), courtesy of Siegfried Woldhek. The top photo (Lake Naivasha, 1-17) is courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. Click the photo above to see eight enlargements including an immature and more displaying.

 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Kurt Rusterholz, Siegfried Woldhek, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 3-27-17