Plump, tiny, short-tailed bird, olive above, blackish with white-spotted belly below, with a bright red bill. Very dark between eyes and bill (lores), with a pale eyering and a tiny red patch behind the eye. Juvenile plain, similar to Beautiful Firetail of southeastern Australia. Red-browed Firetail (introduced in the Perth Hills) lacks marking below and lacks dark lores. Inhabits dense vegetation beside streams around in southwestern Western Australia.