Small, fairly plain brown-and-orange robin with a pale belly. Like a typical robin-chat, the tail has a dark center and orange sides. Found in middle-elevation montane forest, in the understory and mid-story. The song is a frantic-sounding, high-pitched, up-and-down twittering series. Similar to akalats, but separated by the black-and-orange tail pattern. Also similar to Mountain Robin-Chat, but separated by smaller size and white belly.