Truly tiny flycatcher with a large-headed, large-eyed, stub-tailed appearance. Inhabits shady forests and bamboo at upper elevations; descends into foothills in parts of range. Male blue above with short white supercilium and bright orange throat that fades towards the belly. Female brown above with rufous-tinged wings, pale eyering, and distinctive structure. Forages lower than most other flycatchers, sometimes even on the ground. Listen for extremely high-pitched whistles.