Typical tit with a black, white, and gray pattern. The black hood continues as a dark stripe down the center of the underparts. There are white edgings on much of the wing and the outer tail. Found in middle and high-elevation humid forest of the Albertine Rift. Usually in pairs or small groups, readily joining mixed-species flocks. Gives typical tit vocalizations including the classic “dree di-di-di” call and other whistled and chatty calls.