Generally dull blue-grey bird with brighter blue forehead, dark lores white belly and undertail coverts.  Brownish flight feathers and tail.  Sexes alike.  Young ones are brown with buff spots on head, back, wing coverts and breast.  This flycatcher is confined to the hills above 650 metres, but it not common below 1000 metres.  An inhabitant of forests and well-wooded estates and gardens where plenty of shady trees provide the seclusion it likes; in such places it is a familiar bird, and not shy at all.