Working for birds in Africa

First record of Laughing Dove for the Cape Verde Islands

pp 225-226

Première mention de la Touterelle maillée Spilopelia senegalensis pour les Îles du Cap Vert.

Le 3 mai 2015, une Touterelle maillée Spilopelia senegalensis adulte a été photographiée à Murdeira, Sal. Ceci constitue la première donnée pour l’archipel.

Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis occurs widely on the African continent, the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra, as well as western Asia (Baptista et al. 1997, del Hoyo & Collar 2014). In Macaronesia, there are records on Madeira and Deserta Grande (Correia-Fagundes et al. 2013, Rocha 2013) and established populations in the Canaries, where it has spread from east to west and colonised many islands in the last two decades (Lorenzo et al. 2007, Barone 2010, Trujillo 2013, Ramírez & Ramos 2015).

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