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 Post subject: Dove, laughing
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:12 pm 
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Dove, laughing Streptopelia senegalensis

This is one of the most common birds in our region. It sings year-round, including at night. On the highveld their morning call, in duet with the Cape turtle dove, is quite impressive. The gentle bubbling laughter is what gives this dove its name.

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It is a very cautious bird and in the wild at waterholes any sudden movement will cause them to scatter.

In contrast to their appearance, they are ferocious defenders of their territories. As a warning the challenger would bob its inflated breast and head while giving a series of muffled coos. If the intruder does not make off immediately, fighting ensues with the birds vigorously beating each other with their wings, causing the feathers to fly.

This dove is an omnivore, eating seeds, insects, small fruits and nectar.

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and again some birds...

Image around Satara

Thanks very, VERY MUCH :D

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Interesting collection of birdies, anne-marie! :wink: I think I can help with some of them.

Laughing dove (love your pic!)


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Habitat: These doves are found in open woodland, savanna, Kalahari sandveld with trees, parks, city centres and gardens.
Habits: They are found solitary, in pairs or in flocks at water or feeding places. Forages on the ground in a hunched posture, walking with small steps while nodding head.
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I have a few ID's I need help with please.

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A laughing dove with the markings on the neck?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Yolande,

Laughing Dove(Speckling on the neck is normal)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hello birders,

working on my most recent pictures from Krugerpark I have to recognise:
The more I try the less I can!

I am still not able to identify some birds.
Are you willing to help me?

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Ludwig


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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#19: Laughing Dove

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