25.5 - 28 cm. 139 - 205 g. Eyes yellowish, eye-ring dark reddish. Crown and nape blue-gray. Face vinaceous gray. Bill blackish. Throat whitish. Chest pale vinaceous, becoming white on belly and feathers that cover undertail. Upperparts, including feathers
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi); has head vinaceous gray with paler forehead; chest and flanks pale vinaceous gray becoming white on belly. Gray-chested Dove (Leptotila cassini); is darker with warm brown on crown and nape, and vinaceous on belly.