A small, attractive robin with a bright crimson chest and belly. Mostly black above and on head except for bright white forehead and wingbar. Base of undertail white. Female mostly brown above but bright red below. Mostly found in lowland primary forest but sometimes in adjacent open areas. Inhabits mountain forest in Solomons, above about 1000 meters of elevation. Bright red chest and white forehead distinctive, making it unlikely to be confused. Voice varies across range but is generally a mix of high-pitched tinkling, sweet high-pitched tweeting, and whistling.