Slim, dark member of the fairy flycatcher family. Shows a blackish head, a slight crest, and an inconspicuous white lower belly. Found in the understory and mid-story of montane forest. Often in pairs, frequently joining mixed-species flocks. A perky, active bird that never seems to stop moving. Similar to Dusky Crested-Flycatcher, but generally found at higher elevations, and shows white on the belly. Also similar to White-tailed Crested-Flycatcher, but smaller, with less white on the belly and no white in the tail.