A medium-sized wheatear with distinct sexual dimorphism. Male has black bib, black wings, gray upperparts, and cinnamon undertail and uppertail feathers. Female is gray-brown overall with a cinnamon tail base, and sometimes has a darker throat. Breeds on open, rocky mountain sides and valleys. Winters in arid mountainous and hilly habitats. Song is short and buzzy, somewhat similar to that of Persian Wheatear.