Small and active little songbird of lowland and foothill areas, where it inhabits forest edge, gardens, scrubby areas, and secondary growth. Grayish overall, with an orange face, long thin bill, and frequently cocked tail. Sexes generally similar, but female has a whiter throat and is aler overall. Extremely similar to the closely related Ashy Tailorbird, but note present species’ faint olive-green wash on the upperparts and yellowish tinge to the belly. All vocalizations are very similar to those of Ashy Tailorbirds: song is a bright, wet-sounding “wee’chup!”, often given in series and duets, and calls include a high-pitched nasal bleating and rattling trills.