An attractive, medium-sized, long-tailed raptor. Mostly gray with a black uppertail and wingtips. There is yellow bare skin at the base of the bill, and the legs are red. Immature birds are mostly brown. Found in dry savanna and thornscrub, alone or in pairs. Similar to Dark Chanting-Goshawk; adults separated by their yellow facial skin, and both adults and immatures by their white rather than barred gray rump patch, which is obvious in flight. The calls include a long squeal and a chanting series of “pwek” notes.