Exquisite yuhina with an orange head and crest with white ears and throat. Nape is not obviously pale, but the white “trim” to the back edge of the crest is noticeable. Forages in broadleaf forests from lower foothills up to montane areas. Social and often seen in large flocks, occasionally with other species. Vocal; gives a range of calls, including fluid-sounding twitters and a nasal bleating.