A fairly small, short-tailed bird of forest floor or understory from the lowlands to low elevations in the mountains of Palawan and Balabac. Rufous-brown on the back, wings, and tail, with a white throat and belly and pale orange across the chest, down the sides, and under the base to the tail. Note the gray head and the thin black moustache stripe. Somewhat similar to Palawan Babbler, but smaller, with a much shorter tail, and is found on or near the ground. Song includes a sequence of downslurred, raspy nasal notes.