Small birds with relatively large heads; heavy, downward-curved beaks and short legs to fit their stocky bodies; cream-colored heads and chests, with pale-blue bellies and dark blue or dark green wings; brownish-black mantle and scapulars with streaks of green; azure-blue tails, which are slightly forked. They have an average wingspan of 14.13” (359 mm); weight ranges from 3.87 to 5.28 oz (110 g to 150 g); length: 11 – 11.8” (280 to 300 mm). Juveniles are typically smaller than adults, with duller coloration and a shorter tail.