The Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) is a small pigeon that is a resident breeding bird in the tropics in Africa south of the Sahara, the Middle East and southern Asia east to India. ART: Gouache Waterpaint (gouache) on 300gsm paper. I dedicate this painting to my friend Maree Clarkson who says: “the beauty of nature far surpasses anything man-made, and I can only but try to represent it as I see it.” I so agree with her! I painted this from my own photoRooiborsduifies / Laughing doves. FEATURED in Serenity 6 May 2013. FEATURED in Image Writing 6 May 2013. FEATURED in Just for you 7 May 2013. FEATURED in Painted Nature and Object 4 July 2013.