They have has a long dark spoon shaped bill, dark in colour in males and more grey and orange in females. The male has an iridescent green head, white chest and rusty brown sides. Back is darker and they display more green near the tail. The female is mostly brown in colour.
Three top photos were taken in March 2013 at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C. Bottom two photos taken at Mill Lake, Abbotsford, B.C. in February 2015,