These birds are very small, measuring only 8 inches long, including the tail. They are very colorful and incredibly endearing with their big, black beady eyes and pastel blue color tones. Their backs and tails are dappled grey and black with yellowish outlining around the feathers. They have white splotches on their face and throat. The chest is light blue all the way down to the base of the tail, where it mixes with pale grey and white.