A very dark babbler with a pale eye. Found very locally in areas of moist woodland with thick undergrowth, almost always in small groups that feed by hopping across the ground. Much more elusive and skulking than most babblers. Similar to Black-lored Babbler, but Dusky Babbler is much darker, and there is virtually no overlap in range. Usually located by the raspy babbling call, typically given by a whole group in chorus.