Body measurements from Craig 2004; Maclean 1967.
|Body Weight||24-32 g (0.84-1.1 oz)||24-32 g (0.84-1.1 oz)|
|Total Length||c. 140 mm (5.5 in)|
|Tail Length||42-48 mm (1.7-1.9 in)||41-47 mm (1.6-1.9 in)|
|Wing Length||72-79 mm (2.8-3.1 in)||70-78 mm (2.8-3.1 in)|
|Bill Length||16-18 mm (0.63-0.71 in)||17-19.5 mm (0.66-0.77 in)|
Body shape (from Craig 2004 unless otherwise noted)
Head & facial characteristics (from Craig 2004 unless otherwise noted)
Adult plumage (from Craig 2004 unless otherwise noted)
Juvenile coloration (from Craig 2004)
Sexes alike (Craig 2004)
Small-bodied, sandy-brown birds. Males and females are similar in appearance, their blue-gray bills stand out against black throat bibs.
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Juveniles have bone colored bills and lack the dark throat bib seen in adults.
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Craig and Christie (2013)