Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2

South Africa, eSwatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi

a member of the African Bird Atlas Project

Species summary: Dove, Laughing (Spilopelia senegalensis )

0.1 - 2.5%
2.51 - 5%
5.01 - 10%
10.01 - 20%
20.01 - 30%
30.01 - 50%
50.01 - 75%
75.01 - 100%
Under 4 cards for the pentad
Adhoc protocol
Additional information
UNVETTED. These records Are where there is no formal project, but data has been collected. These records are not verified as yet.
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Available downloads for this section

Download the SABAP1 text here

Download SABAP1 data summary PDF

Download the SABAP1 Species summary (CSV)

Download Full Protocol card data (CSV FORMAT)

Download Full Protocol card data with null counts (CSV FORMAT)

Download SABAP1 vs SABAP2 QDGC changes (CSV FORMAT)

This data can be uploaded/linked directly into any GIS software which supports geoJSON protocols, such as QGIS. More information on geoJSON can be found at

Add a geoJSON Vector layer to you project, pointing to the following link:

  • Pentad level BirdMap distribution:

Please note that geoJSON files are mostly used by users of GIS software who want to do further analyses. For most users the species maps on the website will be sufficient, for example you can zoom in to see the specific location of a species. However, if you wat to analyse the data in more detail follow these steps. First install a GIS programme such as QGIS (it is free). You will then have to download the species's geoJSON file under the species maps in the Downloads tab (for example for Cape Rock-jumper). The following short tutorial will then explain to you how to load the map into QGIS using the URL of the geoJSON page - Click here


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