Brightly-colored male is unmistakable in range, with his black mask, sky-blue head, and orange rump and underparts. Female is gray-brown with finely scaled underparts and faint white eye crescents; note her relatively plain face. Breeds in hilly and montane areas, particularly open dry forests and rocky slopes with scattered trees. Descends in the winter; favors secondary forests and plantations. Forages in trees and on the ground; often searches for prey from snags or telephone wires. Moves with mixed-species flocks in the winter.