Red, yellow, or off-white mask, off-white outline around the mask, yellow back, off-white tail, purple breast (or
white breast if the bird is white breasted), yellow abdomen.
The song is a high-pitched, almost inaudible continuous
series of whispering, hissing or whining notes and low
A single 'sit' or 'ssitt' is the usual contact call, often
given as a short series of notes, occasionally uttered
as a drawn-out 'sree' or 'sreet'.