Attractive rock-thrush in which males and females are strikingly different. Males have a gray head and back, and rufous underparts, while females have a brown, and heavily scalloped head and back, and mostly white underparts. Found very locally in Miombo broadleafaved woodland. The song consists of musical, vibrating whistles. Similar to migratory Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush, but male lacks white back, and female has little or no scalloping below.