Sociable little yellowish bird. Very similar in appearance to other white-eyes; note the yellow band running down the center of the breast and belly, connecting the throat with the vent. In areas of overlap with similar-looking subspecies of Indian and Swinhoe’s White-eye, identification may be very difficult; best separated by range and habitat. Roves about in active, noisy flocks in hill and submontane forests and forest edges. Gives a sweet, buzzy “tsee, tsee”, as well as higher, more metallic short whistles.