Small white-faced bird with a blotchy black cheek patch, a golden forehead, and black-and-yellow paneling on the wings. Passingly similar to Rufous-winged Fulvetta, which has a different facial pattern, a rich brick-red crown, and orange (not black-and-white) wing panels. Found at low and middle levels in hill and montane forest. Forages in pairs, agilely fluttering around and climbing up and down trunks and branches. Vocalizations poorly known and infrequently heard; chatters when alarmed.