Laughing Dove

Streptopelia senegalensis

(S. s. phoenicophila)

Armenian Name: Փոքր տատրակ
Laughing Dove

See Plate 34 for Laughing Dove and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:25-27 cm, Wing Span:40-45 cm
Distribution Map: Map 177.
Description: Pink-brown above with gray-blue midwings and blackish primaries; pinkish below. Throat brown-orange speckled with black. In flight, outertail feathers are white with black bases, inner feathers are grayish.
Similar Species: Differs from other doves by intense colors, short blunt wings, long tail.
Habitat: Towns and villages.
Food: Seeds, green plants.
Nest: Platform of twigs in tree or on building ledge.
Eggs: 28 mm, 2, white.