A fairly small, long-tailed bird of undergrowth in wooded habitats on the Admiralty islands. Bright rufous crown, back and rump. Black mask, wings and tail with white tip. White throat and black chest band with black dots below. Forages actively with tail cocked, fanned and wings drooped. The only other fantail in range is the Northern Fantail which has a gray rather than rufous back. Call, a sharp “pik!”. Song, a series of scratchy whistles.