male: The forehead is greyish-white grading to bluish-grey
on the top of the head, nape and back of the neck.
The mantle is reddish-pink with greyish wash. The
scapulars, tertials, wing-coverts, back, rump, uppertail-coverts
and inner two pairs of rectrices are reddish-brown.
The outer three pairs of tail feathers are dark brown.
The tertials, outer scapulars and inner greater and
median wing-coverts have balckish-purple stripes on
the outerwebs. The chin and throat are white. The
face, sides of neck and breast are pale reddish-pink
grading to pinkish-brown on the belly, flanks and
undertail-coverts. The undertail are blackish-brown
with whitish edgings. The underwing-coverts and axillaries
are black. The underside of flight feathers are reddish-brown
with brown tips. The color of the iris is variable,
dark brown with red outer ring. There is a narrow
grey eye-ring. The bill is black. The legs and feet
female: Females are generally ashy grey-brown above
and paler ashy-grey below. The forehead is greyish-white
grading to greyish-brown on the top pf the head, back
of the neck, mantle and back to the inner rectrices.
The outer rectrices are dark brown with white tips.
The tertials and inner wing-coverts are ashy-brown
grading to more rufescent outer wing-coverts (covert
and tertial markings identical to those in male).
The inner secondaries are dull ashy-brown grading
to red-brown outer secondaries and primaries. The
chin and throat are whitish grading to ashy-grey on
the neck and the breast, and to slightly paler greyish-white
on the belly and undertail-coverts. The underwing-coverts
and axillaries are black as in the male.
Considerably duller, juveniles are more of a buff
hue overall. In immature male, the red-brown coloration
appears first rather patchily with red-brown inner
wing-coverts and mantle feathering. The feet and tarsi
are dull red.