Small gray flycatcher with a simple, bold facial pattern. Has a brownish gray body with a black eyeline and crown and a white eyebrow; usually has very faint streaking through the face and breast. Looks big-headed and usually perches upright. Found around forest edges at high elevations, especially near the treeline and around patches of bamboo; often forages in groups and frequently associates with mixed-species flocks. Listen for its lisping high song and stuttered “peep” call notes.