A slender, medium-sized bird of lowland and foothill forest. Fairly long tail and black face with gray bill and blue eye wattle. Male has white belly, orange chest and collar, black tail, back and wings with a white wing patch. Female has chestnut breast, throat and collar with brown tail, back and wings. Limited overlap with the similar Frilled Monarch, but male Ochre-collared has an orange collar, and the female a brown back. Song, a fast series of repeated “wip!” notes or double “wee-pit!” notes.