The Laughing Dove is a long-tailed, slim pigeon, typically 25 cm (9.8 in) in length. Its back, wings and tail are reddish-brown with blue-grey in the wings. In flight, the underwings are rich chestnut. The head and underparts are pinkish, shading to whitish on the lower abdomen. There is black spotting on the throat. The legs are red. The chuckling call is a low oo-took-took-oo-roo, with the emphasis on the took-took. Occasionally a nasal scream at one-second intervals is produced in flight or when landing. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are more rufous than adults, and have reduced throat spotting.(Wikipedia)
It is a common and widespread species in scrub, dry farmland and habitation over a good deal of its range, often becoming very tame.