Slender bird with a curved black bill. Grayish overall, with yellowish panels in the wings and tail, and a dark smudge around the eye. Also note bright yellow speckle behind the eye if seen well. Widespread throughout the Lesser Sundas, from Bali to Timor, but also known at a handful of locales on Java. Inhabits a wide range of wooded habitats, from mangroves and coastal scrub to gardens and plantations; can be quite common. Social and noisy, moving in active flocks. Vocalizations are diverse, including whistles, clicks, cheeps, and rattles.