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laughing dove

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Laughing doves (Streptopelia senegalensis) sing all year round which has been described as a 'gentle, laughing sound', heard in woodlands, open woodland, Acacia savannah, parks and gardens. They are usually solitary birds, but pairs and flocks will congregate around food or water.

Distribution: Throughout Namibia less for southern Namib Desert.

Diet: Seeds of grasses, shrubs and trees, maize, oats, sunflowers and wheat.

Description: Black nuchal collar (back of the neck). Streptopelia is the Greek word for 'a collared dove'.

Breeding: Nests are made of twigs and leafs and lined with rootlets. Females lay between 1 and 4 eggs with an incubation period of 14 days.

Size: 25cm. Weight: 100g.

Fish River Lodge Hikes

5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops

Mundulea Walking Trails

3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia

Tok Tokkie Hiking Trail

3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)

Namib Mountain Trail

A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert

Rostock Ritz Hiking

The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day

Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve Hiking

A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking

Namibia Tours