Streptopelia senegalensis  

Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
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© Larry Dunis 2009
Perth, WA (Jul, 2009)

These guys almost had the last laugh - we spent ten days in south-west WA without seeing this apparently common bird - but then on the last morning we drove into the park at Herdsman Lake, Perth while actually discussing the fact that we hadn't seen any and as I brought the car to a stop there were two of them on the ground only a metre or so from us! After that we saw them everywhere for the rest of the day.

Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

Laughing Dove