Chunky, round-headed flycatcher with an orange front in all plumages. Adult male has vivid orange throat and breast contrasting with black upperparts and white belly, supercilium, and wing patches. Younger male and adult female grayish-brown above and white below, with pale yellow-orange throat, white eyering, and very narrow wingbars. Breeds in lowlands up into submontane areas, favoring broadleaf and mixed forests; in submontane evergreen forests on wintering grounds. Song begins with a few pure silvery whistles, followed by a jumble of warbling trills.