A massive arboreal bushshrike of lowland forests. Shaped like a typical bushshrike but oversized, with a giant bill. Throat and breast are orange-red, fading to yellow under the tail. Head is gray with two giant white spectacles around the eyes. The back, wings, and tail are yellow-green with dark spots at the tips of the secondary flight feathers and tail. Locally overlaps with Lagden’s Bushshrike and possibly with Green-breasted Bushshrike and Monteiro’s Bushshrike, but Fiery-breasted is unique in its combination of orange-red breast and bright white spectacles. Gives a series of short, ringing hoots, “kwhop, kwhop,” sometimes spaced out by several seconds.