A small, noisy babbler that is almost always seen in groups. Bright chestnut above, with well-streaked white underparts, a blue-gray face, and pale eyes. Found in lowland and hill forests, particularly secondary and distrubed forest, as well as scrubby forest edge, brushy fields and wetlands, gardens, and plantations. Darts about in the undergrowth, giving loud churring, rattling calls. Gives an echoey, hiccupping song, often in duets: “po-kyu, po-kyu, po-kyu”.