He manu koriki, reo reka. He autaia te rahi. Ko te tame he porouri te māhunga, he kāriki te tuara, me te uma, he kārikikaho te puku. He hāuratea te uwha.
A medium-sized bird with a beautiful song. The male and female differ in colour. The male bird has a purplish head, greenish back and breast and yellowish underparts. The female is brownish. Anthornis melanura.