Small flycatcher. Adult male is splendidly colored with a glowing orange supercilium, throat, and breast set against black upperparts, white underparts, and a white wing patch. Female is duller, with mouse-brown upperparts, tan chest, white belly, and narrow pale eyering; compare with more brightly-colored female Yellow-rumped Flycatcher. Song is beautiful and thrush-like, usually a trio or quartet of short, ringing notes. Breeds in well-shaded broadleaf and mixed forests; can be found in a wider range of wooded habitats on passage and in winter.