This small brown fulvetta would be drab were it not for its sharp white brow and orange forehead. Inhabits hilly and montane forests and adjacent secondary growth and gardens. Moves in small to medium-sized flocks, less frequently with other species than other fulvettas. Calls are comprised primarily of rattles and trills. Song is short and simple, a phrase of three to four sweet-sounding notes, with the last note tending to be the sharpest and loudest.