This very attractive and slenderly built  babbler has a long yellow down-curved bill, long white eyebrow extending onto nape and black eye-stripe.  Upperparts are rusty brown with a dark brown crown, white underparts with brown flanks, vent and undertail coverts.  Sexes alike.  This bird is found in forests almost everywhere, low country and hill country alike.  However it is not confined to forests, if sufficient cover is available it will take up residence in estates and well-wooded gardens.  Lives in pairs or family parties.