Medium-sized, gray bird of tepui highlands. Male is unmistakable with pink collar and undertail coverts; female lacks pink collar. Generally occurs above 800 meters on tepui slopes, where it is an uncommon resident of the mid-story and canopy of tall forest; moves sluggishly and can be difficult to detect when not vocalizing. Feeds mainly on fruit, and is usually encountered alone but may associate with other species at fruiting trees. Most common vocalization is a single sharp rising whistled note, which may be lengthened and slurred downward, given at fairly long intervals. Size, shape and behavior recall Screaming Piha, which does not occur in tepui highlands.