head, neck and breast broken by broad band of cinnamon-tipped
display feathers. The mantle, scapulars and inner
wing-coverts range from reddish-brown to pale orangey-brown.
The outer wing-coverts, back and rump vary from blue-grey
to pale grey.
male: The head and hind neck are mauve-pink. The back
and much of the wing coverts are rusty red-brown.
The lower back and upper side of the closed tail are
blue-grey. The throat is mauve-pink, lighter beneath
the bill. The breast is mauve pink, shading to cream
on the belly and white on the under-tail coverts.
There is a broad band of golden copper feathers with
black bases on the sides and front of the neck. The
inner wings coverts are rusty red-brown, as is the
back. The outer wing coverts are blue-grey to slate.
The primaries and secondaries are dark brown-grey.
The wing lining is blue-grey. The central tail feathers
are brown-grey, the outer ones grey with broad white
tips. The bill is dark grey-brown. The iris is dark
brown. The legs and feet are purple-pink.
female: The female is similar to the make but generally
duller. The back is not so red-brown as in the male.
The breast is not so pink. The bill is dark grey-brown.
The iris is dark brown and the eye-ring is light grey
with pink edge. The legs and feet are dull red.
The juvenile differs from the adult in the following
ways. The general color above is dull brown, the upper
side of the tail is darker. It lacks the coppery display
plumage on the neck. The under-side of the neck is
pale brown. The breast is brown with pink suffusion
shading to pale brown on the lower breast and abdomen.
Most body feathers have paler-colored tips. The wing
coverts are blue-grey. The flight feathers are brown
with lighter edges. The upper side of the tail is
brown. The bill is dark grey. The iris is light brown.
The legs and feet are red-pink.