Medium-sized sunbird in which males have an iridescent green head and breast, and females a green helmet. Depending on the light, these green areas can sometimes look blue. The pale yellow shoulder tufts are usually hidden. Found at low and middle elevations in lush woodland, gardens, and forest. Often in pairs, and sometimes in mixed-species flocks. Vocalizations include mewing and scolding calls, and a song that starts with hesitant notes but then breaks into a long trill. Male similar to male Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, but paler overall, with a larger area of iridescent green rather than blue on the head.