Dull brownish babbler with a pale eye. Generally darkly streaked and blotched below, but a subspecies in central Kenya can show a white throat and variable white markings on the underparts. Found in a range of open habitats, including savanna, scrub, cultivation, and forest edge. Almost always in small groups, which feed by hopping across the ground. High-pitched raucous babbling call is frequently given, usually by a whole group in chorus. Similar to Arrow-marked and Brown Babblers, but separated by pale eyes.