A drab, long-tailed brownish greenbul. The upperparts are brown and the underparts paler olive-gray. Also note the long bill, brown eye, and slightly paler throat. Found in forest at low and middle elevations, preferring the understory and middle levels of the forest. Separation from other greenbuls is tricky. Very similar to Cabanis’s Greenbul, but lacks pale eye-ring and has darker underparts. More robust and longer-billed than other similarly dull greenbuls, such as Little Greenbul, with a slightly more contrastingly pale throat. The inconspicuous song is a series of low-pitched whistles, often followed by a descending series of several rasping calls. Also gives a series of scolding calls on an even pitch.