A small, short-tailed flycatcher with an erect crest. Orange-buff color on the belly, chest, and throat extends around the eye to form an orange eye-ring. Crest, back, wings, and tail gray-blue. Prefers forest or forest edge, apparently favoring mangroves. Song is a series of evenly pitched “pee-pee-pee” whistles. Also gives fast flat “tititititititi” whistles.