Brightly colored, terrestrial songbird found in open and arid regions across much of inland Australia. Male has rich bright orange head and underparts, with a dramatic throat that extends to the dark eye. In flight, the back is slightly paler than the wings. Females plainer, with faint yellowish underparts, yellowish face, and red eye. This species feeds on the ground, often perching on top of small bushes after being flushed.