Distinctive medium-sized rainforest honeyeater. Underparts are olive with white streaking. Upperparts brown with small white spots on back of neck and larger white spots on back. Black cap on top of head, gray throat. Bare patch of dull pinkish skin around the eye is surrounded by orangish feathers, with a few yellowish feathers behind that. Has a very small range in northern Queensland, where it is found in rainforests and adjacent habitats. Feeds on fruit and insects.