The bird landed just 20 odd feet from where I was standing in the terrace. In India it is also known as the Little Brown Dove. The Laughing Dove is a long-tailed, slim pigeon, typically 25 cm. in length. Its back, wings and tail are reddish-brown with blue-grey in the wings. In flight, the underwings are rich chestnut. The head and underparts are pinkish, shading to whitish on the lower abdomen. There is black spotting on the throat. The legs are red.