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Laughing Dove Stigmatopelia senegalensis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 25,100,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 25,500,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 61,000-210,000 breeding pairs, equating to 183,000-630,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan Native Extant      
Algeria Native Extant      
Angola Native Extant      
Australia Introduced Extant Yes    
Azerbaijan Native Extant      
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes
Bangladesh Native Extant Yes    
Benin Native Extant      
Bhutan Native Extant Yes    
Botswana Native Extant      
Bulgaria Vagrant Extant      
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes    
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant      
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant      
Cyprus Vagrant Extant      
Djibouti Native Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Finland Vagrant Extant      
Gabon Unknown Extant      
Gambia Native Extant      
Ghana Native Extant      
Greece Vagrant Extant      
Guinea Native Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
India Native Extant Yes    
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant      
Iraq Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant Yes    
Italy Vagrant Extant      
Jordan Native Extant      
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes    
Kenya Native Extant      
Kuwait Native Extant      
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes    
Lebanon Native Extant      
Lesotho Native Extant      
Liberia Native Extant      
Libya Native Extant      
Malawi Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Malta Vagrant Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Morocco Native Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
Namibia Native Extant      
Nepal Native Extant Yes    
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Oman Native Extant      
Pakistan Native Extant Yes    
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant      
Portugal Vagrant Extant      
Qatar Native Extant      
Rwanda Native Extant      
São Tomé e Príncipe Native Extant Yes    
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Sierra Leone Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant      
Spain Introduced Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Swaziland Native Extant      
Syria Native Extant      
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes    
Tanzania Native Extant      
Togo Native Extant      
Tunisia Native Extant      
Turkey Native Extant Yes    
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes    
Uganda Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant      
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes    
Western Sahara Native Extant      
Yemen Native Extant      
Zambia Native Extant      
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land major breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land major non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Savanna Dry suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Stigmatopelia senegalensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Columbidae (Doves and pigeons)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1766)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 25,100,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions