The pretty laughing dove, spotted here near the river Niger in Niamey. The blue-grey on the wings is a distinctive mark of this dove, as is the black spotting on the abdomen.
Scrub and dry farmland
A resident breeding bird in the tropics in Africa south of the Sahara, the Middle East and southern Asia east to India. In flight, the underwings are a rich chestnut. A picture of this bird in flight at a different location (Abu Dhabi) can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/605...