This medium-sized pigeon has undergone a miraculous recovery thanks to a sustained and intensive management plan. In this attractive bird, the head, neck and underparts are pink whilst the forehead is a more whitish colour (5). The back is brown, fading to a rusty coloured tail (2). The female is a duller shade than the male with a browner rump (5). The bill-tip and eyes of both sexes are yellow, whist the legs are red (5).