A medium-sized, big-billed pale ashy-gray songbird with a rufous belly. Black eye is conspicuous on pale gray head. Juveniles show brown edgings to wing and tail feathers. A small island specialist, found in scrub, forest, and plantations in the lowlands, and on some islands into the foothills. Lack of black facial markings separates it from adult Black-faced Monarch. Absence of gray semicircle in front of the eye rules out juvenile Black-faced Monarch. Song is a “whitcheeoo,” descending in pitch. Calls include rasping “schuk” notes.