In general colouration this bulbul  has olive green upperparts, brown tail with broad white tips to outer tail feathers, yellow throat and underparts with olive tinge on breast and flanks.  Brown flight feathers and yellow underwing.  Male has red iris and female’s iris coulour is brown.  Occurs in pairs or small parties in open forests and woodland throughout the hills, up to at least 1300 metres and also in scattered colonies in the dry zone.