An unusual white-eye that lacks white around the eye, but has a puffy white rump patch. Mostly pale gray with a white throat and buff flanks. Found in virtually all habitats with woody vegetation on the island of Mauritius. A conspicuous, sociable bird that is usually found in flocks. Vaguely similar to the rare Mauritius White-eye, but easily separated by the lack of a white eye-ring and the lack of olive-green in the plumage. The song is a repetitive series of warbling notes, typical of a white-eye. The calls are “tew” notes and squeals.