Palm/Laughing/Senegal Dove (Streptopelia/Stigmatopelia/)Spilopelia senegalensis

Palm Dove
Laughing Dove
The Palm Dove, also known as the Senegal (Turtle) Dove, Laughing Dove and Egyptian Turtle Dove, is, as its names suggest, a native of north and west Africa. The ones photographed here were all but one on north Tenerife, Canary Islands, in 2005 and 2007, although no list of bird species for Tenerife that I can find lists the breed as present. There are subspecies also in Asia, including the Indian Little Brown Dove, S. s. cambayensis, shown further below.
Palm Dove
Palm Dove
Senegal Dove
The male dove swells out his chest while making the "laughing" sound.
Palm Dove
Palm Dove
Palm Dove
The male bird has a wider blue-grey wing border than the female.
Senegal Turtle Dove
Senegal Turtle Dove It is a medium-sized dove, larger than the Turtle Dove (shown together above).
Indian Laughing Dove pair Thanks to Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy for the above photo of Indian Laughing Doves.