Small seedeater with a conical bill and forked tail. The upperparts are olive-green and the underparts pale yellow. Both sexes have a strong yellow eyebrow. Males have a clean black face patch, and females strong streaking on the underparts. Found in miombo and other moist savanna, forest edge, and cultivation. The song consists of higher introductory notes followed by lower rattling trills. Similar to Western Citril, but has a shorter and less pointed bill. Males also have a slightly larger black face patch that is more cleanly defined, and females have more streaking below.