25.5 - 28.0 cm. 132 - 179 g. Eyes yellowish, eye-ring dark reddish. Forehead pale gray. Crown and nape warm brown. Throat whitish. Bill blackish. Face, neck, chest and flanks vinaceous gray, becoming vinaceous on belly; whitish only on feathers that cover
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi); has head vinaceous gray with paler forehead; chest and flanks pale vinaceous gray becoming white on belly. Gray-headed Dove (Leptotila plumbeiceps) has crown and nape gray-blue, belly whitish.