Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Columbiformes > Family: Columbidae > Genus: Streptopelia > Species: Streptopelia senegalensis

Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code A766


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Birds not included in Appendix II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Laughing Dove English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pálmagerle Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Palmduva Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Palmtaube German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Palmtortel Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Palmukyyhky Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rola do Senegal Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synogarlica senegalska Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tórtola Reidora Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tortora delle palme Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tourterelle maillée French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Spilopelia senegalensis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:06900 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Streptopelia senegalensis European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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