Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis)

Eggs of Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis), near Oued Massa, southern Morocco

Autumn breeding by Black-bellied Sandgrouse and Laughing Dove in North Africa

Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis): A clutch of two eggs of the Black-bellied Sandgrouse was photographed two days ago near Oued Massa in southern Morocco by Mohamed Bargache (see photo). Available data up to early 2000s as summarized by Thévenot et al. (2003) are as follows: “egg-lying in Morocco is usually from end April to June, …

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Laughing Dove / Tourterelle maillée (Spilopelia senegalensis), Tétouan, northern Morocco, 2 March 2013 (Rachid El Khamlichi).

Laughing Dove reached north Morocco – colonising Europe is next

Laughing Dove reached Tétouan in northernmost Morocco, its final step before crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to colonise Europe. La Tourterelle maillée a atteint Tétouan au nord du Maroc, sa dernière étape avant de traverser le détroit de Gibraltar pour coloniser l’Europe. Laughing Doves (Spilopelia senegalensis) observed near Tétouan from mid-February until June 2013. The …

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