size, coppery-neck-patch, underparts unbarred.
male: The top of the head is dark grey with light
grey and black flecks. The iris is yellow and the
bill is light grey. In the breeding season, the eye-skin
becomes bright red and very prominent. The chin, throat,
and upper breast are blue-grey. The back of the neck
and the upper mantle are bronze, each feather edged
with black. The remainder of the upper side is dark
grey-brown, edged with black. The abdomen and under
the tail are white or cream. The top of the tail is
dark grey-brown. The under-side of the wing and the
bottom of the promaries are chestnut-brown. The under-side
of the tail is brown, each feather tipped with white.
The legs and feet are pink.
female: The female is similar to the male.
The juvenile differs from the adult in that the crown
of the juvenile head is more brown. The back of the
neck and the upper mantle (bronze in adults) is brown,
smaller, and not prominent. The blue-grey throat and
breast is streaked with gray-brown, especially at
the sides. The wing feathers are not so prominently
barred with black but are flecked with light grey,
and many feathers having a pale edge.