The song and call of this individual bird can be heard through the player below.
Black maxilla (upper beak), pale mandible (lower beak), greenish yellow back, yellow under parts, wing and tail feathers are black lined with yellow, dark pink legs. The cock often has an orange forehead while the hen often has more dark streaks. The hen is more dull in color and her under parts are paler. She may appear to be similarly colored to a juvenile (being mostly gray with dark streaks).
Song: an accelerating, stuttered, loose musical series of metallic chips: 'tsip tip ti tchip ti chip tew tew'.
Calls a dry 'djrt' or series of gruff 'djurr' notes, also a more musical 'wur wur'.