- Length: 34 inches
- Very large, small-headed, round-winged, long-tailed, ground-dwelling bird
- Unfeathered bluish head and reddish throat
- Dark breast, belly and upper back
- Iridescent bronze and green wings
- Barred primaries
- Dark, fan-shaped tail with brown or buff band at tip
- Larger head with wattle at throat, caruncled forehead, and projection
behind the bill
- More iridescent plumage
Too large to be confused with any other bird.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
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