Also known as “palm dove”, the laughing dove has reddish-brown plumage, lighter head and underparts, bluish-gray wing band, black checkered necklace, black bill, and red legs. Doves are smaller than pigeons.
Mates for life. Nests on trees and buildings. Pigeons and doves drink by sucking up water, while other birds scoop it up.
Seeds, grasses, and some ground insects.
Grasslands and urban areas in the highlands, the Jordan Valley, Azraq, and Wadi Rum. Nests on trees and buildings.