A large greenbul often found in family groups or flocks in forest and forest edge with other bearded-greenbuls. Like all bearded-greenbuls, will sometimes puff out throat feathers. The gray head and chest contrast with the white throat and yellow-green belly. The back is olive-green and the tail is reddish; overall the bird appears to be big-headed and big-billed. Similar to other bearded-greenbuls, but note Eastern Bearded-Greenbul’s distinctive vocalizations, larger size, and contrasting gray chest. Often found by call, which is a haunting, quavering, multi-parted whistle, “huuuur-heeeee.” Other similar variations are sometimes accompanied by chatter.