They have white spots and black edges on their wings, orange eyes and red eye-rings. The genders looks
similar except the female's eye ring is less vivid and has more of a brown colour to the plumage. The male's
head, neck, and breast are light blue-grey. The bill is a dark grey colour. The abdomen is a creamy colour while
the back and tail is a brown-grey colour. The legs and feet are pink.
The calls sound mournful, slow and have a falsetto
quality to them. Two calls consist of two long coos
followed by a pause and then a long, short and long
coo. Sometimes they call two long coos.