The Peaceful Dove has a pink-grey breast with chequered grey-brown wings. Thin striations of black appear around the neck and nape area and descend down the back. The eye is greyish-white and a blue-grey ring surrounds the eye that tapers off and joins the beak/cere. The juveniles are paler and less striated. They also have a duller eye ring. The nape is similar to that of the Bar-shouldered dove in that the nape feathers are striated but differs in that the Bar-shouldered dove does not have striated throat feathers like the Peaceful Dove. Furthermore, the nape feathers are grey-brown in colour compared to the vivid copper colour seen with Bar-shouldered doves. Calls of the Peaceful Dove are high-pitched "doodle-doo", "co-co-coo" and "croorrr!". The peaceful dove is also sometimes called the zebra dove, barred dove, or the turtle dove. Many internet sites in Australia refer to this species as Geopelia striata as there is still some debate about the separation of G. striata into three separate species. Brown reports that recent taxonomic work has shown that the peaceful dove should be a separate species because of its plumage (barring around the front of the throat vs. barring only on the sides of the throat, the size of the bird, and the birds' call. While the barring is distinctive, the length and weight data provided by Gibbs does not show a significant difference between the peaceful dove and the zebra dove. Peaceful doves are about the same size as the zebra dove. The barred dove is somewhat larger than either the zebra dove or the peaceful dove. The peaceful dove does have barring completely across the neck and upper chest while the zebras dove's barring is restricted to the sides of the throat and chest.