Plump ground-dwelling dove, quite bright rufous overall compared with other quail-doves. Entire body is warm rufous, similar to Ruddy Quail-Dove, but note gray crown and black mustache line. Pinkish-red legs. Sexes alike. Prefers forests, usually on the ground unless flushed up into the lower levels of a tree. Like most quail-doves, often best seen by quietly walking along trails at dawn and dusk.