male: The forehead is greyish-white with light grey
scaling. The top pf the head and nape are bluish-grey
with dull grey scaling. The back of the neck and the
upper mantle are greyish-brown and lightly scaled
grey-brown. The mantle, scapulars, teritals, inner
secondaries, wing-coverts, back, rump and uppertail-coverts
are greyish-brown with bold blackish-brown scaling.
The inner two pairs of rectrices are also greyish-brown.
The outer rectices are blackish with broad white tips
and white outerweb to the outermost feathers. The
outer secondaries and primaries are red-brown with
black tips. The primary wing-coverts are red-brown
with black tips and edges to the outwebs. The chin
and throat are whitish with very faint scaling. The
face, sides of the neck and the breast pale pinkish-grey
with light blackish-brown scaling. The lower breast
is pinkish brown, grading to buffish-white on the
flanks, lower belly and undertail-coverts. Undertail
is blackish with broad white tips. Underwing-coverts
and axillaries are black, or sometimes red-brown with
black edgings. The underside of the flight feathers
are redish-brown with brown tips. The iris is variable,
orange to red. The narrow eye-ring is blue-grey. The
bill is black. The legs and feet are bright coral-red.
female: Females are duller pink below.
Considerably duller and more greyish-brown. The feathering
on the breast is similar to the adult scaling. The
feet and tarsi are dull red.