A medium-sized ground dove of lowland forest floor. Bluish-gray on the head, back, and sides to the chest, with blackish wings, a pale gray shoulder and wingbars, a white throat and sides to the chest, a dingy pinkish belly, and an obvious dark red “bleeding heart” in the center of the chest. Note the scaling on the back. The central eastern race has more gray on 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 low, upslurred hooting note.