Pretty robin with a brown back, boldly marked face, and unstreaked rufous chest. Found in miombo broadleaf woodland. Song is a variable, sweet, musical series of whistles. Some phrases are repeated many times. Very similar to Bearded Scrub-Robin, but has more rufous on the underparts and little overlap in range. Similar to Red-backed Scrub-Robin, but lacks white wingbars and shows a rufous breast without streaks.