Distinctive, small flycatcher. Males have a rusty-orange throat that continues onto the breast. All plumages have a distinctive tail pattern with black terminal bar and white sides. Wings relatively plain and white eyering noticeable. When perched, tail often held cocked with wingtips drooping. Breeds in mature deciduous mixed forest, winters in forest, woodland and parks. Often detected by a rattling "zrrrt" call which is slower than call of the similar looking Taiga Flycatcher.