Slaty gray laughingthrush with a rusty-red crown and bright white arcs around the eyes. Also note orangish vent and bright white wing panel. A species of foothill and montane forest and forest edge. Often a component of mixed flocks, within which it typically moves in the lower and middle levels of forest. Gives a repetitive whooping “nyehnyehnyehnyeh” as flocks move through the forest; also gives various churring and cackling calls.