Blackish, short-tailed, medium-sized pigeon. Male has a distinctive white mark on the neck. Female is plainer but usually shows some rufous on the back of the neck. Found mostly in moist montane forest, though does occur locally in coastal forest, especially in South Africa. Inconspicuous bird that spends most of its time in the forest canopy. Song is a “bouncing call” series of low hoots. Plain female is similar to Lemon Dove, but is rarely found in the understory, and has a dark face.