Other Names: none
Distribution: tropical coasts of Central America and the Caribbean.
Size: 28-33 cm in length with a 38-43 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adults are brown above, rich buff or tawny below, with a black facial mask. The tail is long and graduated, with black-and-white spots at the tip. The legs are bluish-gray, the bill is downward-curved and black with a yellow lower base, and the eyes are black.