Attractive rock-thrush in which males and females are strikingly different. Males have a gray head and back and rufous underparts, while females have a brown, heavily scalloped head and back and mostly white underparts. Found very locally in miombo broadleaf woodland. The song consists of musical, vibrating whistles. Similar to migratory Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush, but male lacks white back and female has little or no scalloping below.