Typical yuhina: a small crested bird, usually encountered foraging in the upper and middle levels of broadleaf forests. Brown above and white below, with a brown patch behind the ear. Crest is brown in north Indian subspecies and gray in all others. Gray-headed birds are all but identical in appearance to Indochinese Yuhina, which barely overlaps in range, but Striated gives slightly higher-pitched calls than that species. Striated is a common and frequently dominant component of mixed-species foraging flocks.