A pale kingfisher with clean white underparts, neck, and forehead and a light greenish-blue cap, cheek, and upperparts. A thin dark line extends from behind the cheek around the neck. Prefers primary forest, especially around highland streams, but adaptable, occurring in a variety of habitats. Overlaps with Society Kingfisher, but differs in its white eyebrow and brighter, paler plumage. Voice is a repeated “kee-kee-kee-kee” running into a raucous chatter.