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Nominate race has crown and side of head (to below orbit) and upperparts brown, tinged rufous, uppertail- coverts rufous; remiges dusky brown, edged light brown, upperwing- coverts brown, tinged rufous; tail rufous; light rusty buff below, throat paler; iris white, whitish- buff or straw- coloured; bill black; legs grey. Sexes alike. Immature is similar to adult, but iris dark. Race leucorhynchus is much darker than nominate, with bill greyish- white; fuscus is similar but darker, particularly on upperparts; brevipennis is also darker than nominate, but paler than previous two, with bill black; holerythrus is darker than last; clarus is paler than nominate.