The male is unmistakable in good light, but usually looks completely black. It has the crown and the ruby red nape on, the feathers of the forehead cover the base of the bill. In her throat and high chest has an iridescent orange topaz tone. The rest is dark olive brown above and below. It has the blackest mantle continuing to the sides of the neck up to the eyes. Its undertail pattern and tail are of a rufous brown tone; the tail has brown apex.