Laughing doves building a nest

Laughing dove nesting
Laughing doves building a nest

Spring sees many birds building their nests. This pair of laughing doves is building their nest in the entrance to a business centre in downtown Tbilisi. The nest is a very flimsy platform of twigs built in a low bush and sometimes in crevices or under the eaves of houses. Both parents build the nest with males bringing the twigs which are then placed by the female.

Laughing dove (Spilopelia senegalensis).