A chunky species with a large head and a strong bill. Has heavily streaked cheeks, breast, and flanks and a dark brown crown and wings. Note the bushy white chin and pale eyes. Inhabits the canopy and sub-canopy of humid forest and forest edge, where it sits motionless for long periods. Sings a far-carrying melancholic and fluted series of “whip, whi-wheeu, wheeeeeuu” notes.