Large, brown-backed, orange-breasted thrush with bold white wingbars. Found in the understory of middle- and high-elevation forest. Generally shy and scarce. The song is musical and typically thrush-like: a chatty and cheerful series of whistles. The call is a very thin, rising trill. Very similar to Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, but has a different pattern on the head: an olive crown, black bar below the eye, and a broken white eye ring.