Adult male. General colour above dark brown; bead above darker; lores and ear-region lighter and more greyish brown; chin whitish grey, throat and breast ashy grey, remainder underparts, axillaries and greater under wing-coverts white, the smaller ones along the carpal margin grey; sides washed with grey; quills blackish, margined on the outer web with dark brown (a little lighter and more olive than the back) broadest on the secondaries; tail blackish brown. Bill and feet black. (»Iris brown; bill black; feet grey”. Kannegieter). Hab. Batoe Islands: Pulu tello.