Fairly large flycatcher, larger than a phoebe but smaller than a robin. Generally found in arid habitats with tall shrubs. Note the rather long, slender shape and often peaked crown. Plumage looks washed out; whitish throat, very pale yellow belly, and dull brown on top. Also look for rufous in the tail and wings. Distinguish from similar Great Crested Flycatcher by range, drab plumage, and voice.