Adorable stout little yellowish bird of Java’s foothill and montane forests. Male is unique, with bright yellow underparts, flashing black-and-white wingbars, dark lores, and a deep rust-red throat. Female is more nondescript but still fairly distinctive, with cinnamon-and-gray wingbars and a light cinnamon tinge on the forehead and front half of the eyebrow. Both sexes have bright silver eye arcs and a dark line extending through the eye. Like other shrike-babblers, forages at middle and upper levels of forest, sometimes with mixed flocks. Song is a loud and repetitive series of high notes; calls are dry and buzzy.