Very similar to other black-and-white small flycatchers. Male differs from Collared and Pied Flycatchers in thinly connected black crown and mantle, and white median coverts. Female is identified by the double pale wingbars and less extensive white areas on the wing. Breeds in mountains and hills in mixed or deciduous forest. During migration found in tree groves in various habitats. Song is a high-pitched musical whistle interspersed with short scratches. Call is a short thin “seep” note and short metallic tacks.