Small, drab, brown warbler. Like most bush-warblers, shy and more easily heard than seen; listen for its song, a strange, twisting, oddly cartoonish, descending whistle: “whEWWeeWWew-WI!”. If seen, note dirt-brown plumage, pale eyebrow, grayish face and throat, and relatively long tail. Altitudinal range varies; found at higher elevations on larger islands. Scrounges about in dense vegetation in forests, forest edge, and scrubby areas.