Strange-looking small bulbul, endemic to Sumatra’s foothill forests (most common at 600-900 meters). Dull brownish above, with brown-and-white-streaked underparts. Facial pattern is unique, with a frosty white throat contrasting strongly with the egg-yolk-yellow patch and exposed dark facial skin behind each eye. Somewhat similar to Cream-striped Bulbul, but note present species’ much weaker crest, facial pattern, and brown belly and vent. Forages at middle and upper levels of forest, mostly in pairs or small groups; gathers at fruiting trees. Vocalizations soft and unremarkable; song is a bright “jrit’jhew”, while calls include a brief dry trill and quiet pipping notes.