- Medium to large chicken-like bird.
- Long tail, often held cocked up at an angle.
- Wings rather long and rounded in flight.
Male DescriptionFace red and bare. Head iridescent green with lighter tufts above and behind eyes. White ring around neck. Breast maroon. Flanks tending toward orange. Tail long and pointed, brown with dark barring. Rump gray. Spur halfway up leg.
Female DescriptionMottled brown with small black spots on back. Long, pointed tail brown with black barring.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile like female, young male shows some adult patterning by two months.