The Laughing Dove’s (Streptopelia senegalensis) so-called antics as shown in the video is actually part of its comfort behaviour. Such behaviour increases the physical comfort of the bird, and includes vigorous stretching of its wings, fluffing its feathers, fanning its tail feathers, preening and oiling its feathers.
Most of these activities are to maintain the feathers in tip-top condition. Stretching is to get the blood flowing to the muscles.
30th September 2016