P.p. picta: male-body mostly green; crown and surrounding area red/brown; sides of neck have thin yellow band; throat and upper breast washed with blue; mantle and back green barred with black; red rump and upper and undertail coverts; tail green. Bill blue/grey tipped with white. Eye orange. Female-as in male but yellow band on neck absent; cheeks and ear coverts green/blue; breast and sides of abdomen yellow striped with black. P.p. excelsa: male-as in picta, but crown bright olive/brown. Female-as in picta but head bright olive/brown; throat and cheeks strongly washed with blue. P.p. lorentzi: both adults as in picta but crown and surrounding area olive/brown; cheeks blue/green, with darker green on ear coverts; rump and upper tail coverts green/yellow striped with black. Colourization Juvenile: As in adult female but head brown with green edges to feathers. Call: Are described as nasal and slightly musical. Eastern birds sound harsher in tone. Err-ee note from P.p. lorentzi.