Becards are reminiscent of flycatchers but in a different family; they are medium sized and have a rather flat head. Barred is small for a becard; males have a distinctive yellow face, black cap and back, and thin barring on the underparts. Females have a gray cap, rufous wings, and more even yellow underparts. Singles or pairs are found in forested areas, including edges and second growth. Not usually super high in the trees.