A medium-sized ground dove of forest floor from the lowlands to lower mountains on Luzon. Bluish-gray on the head and back, with a pale gray forehead, a blackish wing, a pale gray shoulder and wingbars, a white throat, chest, and belly, and an obvious bright red “bleeding heart” in the center of the chest. Unlikely to be mistaken if seen well. The only other dove likely to flush from the ground would be Asian Emerald Dove. Voice is a mournful hooting note, first rising, then falling.