A typical black, white, and dark gray batis. Note the chest band, which is black in males and chestnut in females. The cap is dark gray, and there is a long, thin white eyebrow. Found in woodland, scrub, mangroves, and savanna ranging from moist to dry. Often in pairs. Similar to Pale Batis, but darker overall. The male is similar to male Chinspot Batis, but has a narrower black chest band and a darker cap. The distinctive song consists of high, thin upslurred whistles in short or long series, on the same pitch or sometimes alternating pitches.