Dull, medium-sized flycatcher of montane forest. Greenish gray, with dull reddish wings that have weak reddish wing bars. Many individuals have a complete pale whitish eye-ring. Perches upright in the midstory of montane forest, where pairs and individuals may join mixed-species flocks. Compared to the similar Flavescent Flycatcher which overlaps with it in places, Unadorned has a more obvious circular eye-ring (as opposed to more of a black eye-line with a broken eye-ring in Flavescent) and is grayer overall; it is also typically found at lower elevations.