A long-tailed, thick-billed, uniquely patterned bird with dark blue wings, tail, and belly and creamy neck, chest, and head. Note the obvious dark cap and mask. Found in most habitats, most commonly in lowland forests and scrub. Often flushed from trackside vegetation. Otherwise inconspicuous, but regularly feeds on the ground. Unique within its range. Voice includes a series of accelerating hoots, almost identical to someone blowing over the top of a glass bottle.