male: The forehead is pale grey, grading to bluish-grey
on the top of the head and the nape. The back of the
nack and mantle are greyish-brown. Scapulars, tertials,
inner wing -coverts, back, rump and uppertail-coverts
are greyish-brown. The outer wing-coverts are all
white, appearing as a broad white shoulder when the
wing is folded and as a wing-bar when in flight. The
white contrasts with the blackish-brown secondaries
and primaries. The inner lesser wing-coverts have
a bluish-purple diagonal stripe and the tertials have
a single subterminal stripe on the outerweb. The inner
two pairs of rectrices are greyish-brown with darker
tips and the outer rectricies are white; Picui Ground
Doves have a striking tail pattern. The chin and throat
are white. The face, sides of the neck and the breast
are pale vinous-pink grading to white on the belly
and the undertail-coverts. The undertail is white.
The under-side of the flight feathers are dull brown.
The iris is grey and there is a narrow grey eye-ring.
The bill is black. Legs and feet are reddish-pink.
female: Famales are generally more fawn grey-brown
above and paler fawn-brown below with no vinous wash.
The forehead is fawn-brown grading to a rather more
greyish-fawn-brown on the back of the neck, mantle
and back to inner rectrices. The outer rectricies
are darker greyish-brown. Tertials and inner wingcoverts
are fawn-brown grading to more greyish-white outer
wing -coverts (covert and tertial markings identical
to those in male). The inner secondaries are dull
ashy-brown grading to blackish-brown on the outer
secondaries and primaries. The chin and throat are
whitish grading to fawn-brown on the neck and breast,
and to white on the belly and undertail-coverts.
Considerabley duller with rather more buff hue overall.
The upperparts are generally fringed buff and the
wing-coverts and breast are reddish-buff or buff at