IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Main features: upper-parts yellowish-brown; underparts paler; bill yellow; legs greenish-yellow. Bill long and slender, forehead brown. Male: Black cap and plain back. Female: Buffy stripes on underparts and back; no black cap. Juvenile: Underparts whitish with dark streaks above and below. Call: Described as a chattering kerek-kerek; short kakak-kakak when taking off. In flight: Cigar-shaped body outline; blackish flight feathers, buffy wing coverts; brown back; tail tip black.


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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