male: The forehead is whitish blue-grey grading to
bluish-grey at the top of the head. Iris is red or
reddish-brown, pinkish or yellow. The narrow eye-ring
is greyish olive-green and the bill is greenish-olive.
The chin and throat are white. Face, sides of neck
and breast are bluish-grey, grading to pale grey on
the belly and flanks. The nape, back of the neck,
mantle, scapulars, tertials, wing-coverts, back, rump
and uppertail-coverts and inner two pairs of tail
feathers are also bluish-grey. The outer tail feathers
are black. Tertials, inner greater and median wing-coverts
have broad blackish-blue patches edged white on the
outer edges. The lesser wing-coverts have white-edged
blackish-blue spots. The inner secondaries are dark
bluish grey grading to blackish-brown primaries. Undertail-feathers
are bluish-grey edged paler-grey -no white edges.
The underwing feathers and axillaries are blue-grey.
The underside of flight feathers are blackish brown.
Legs anf feet are reddish-pink.
female: Generally fawn-brown above and paler creamy
buff-brown below. The chin and throat are whitish
grading to creamy-buff or whitish-buff on the neck
and breast, and then to white on the belly and undertail
feathers. The forehead and top of the head are greyish-brown
grading to fawn-brown at the back of the neck, mantle
and back. The lower back, rump and uppertail-coverts
are red-brown, the inner tail feathers slightly darker.
The outer tail feahers are dark brown with narrow
buff-brown tips. Tertials and wing-coverts are olive-brown.
The covert and tertial markings are similar to those
in male but reddish-brown or maroon. Secondaries are
dull brown grading to blackish-brown on outer secondaries
and primaries feathers. Underwing feathers and axillaries
Similar to females overall, but with faint buff fringes
to most of the mantle, scapulars, wing-coverts and
breast. Wing feathers have dull blackish-brown spots.
Feet and taris are dull red.