Large bulbul with a wispy, upright crest. Rich brown above with a gray face and bright yellow belly. White of the throat usually not visible. Loud and gregarious, moving through the lower and middle levels of foothill forests, constantly giving loud, nasal, somewhat babbler-like calls. Puff-throated Bulbul is very similar, but range overlap is minimal; in Puff-throated, look out for a much whiter, prominent throat patch, darker underparts, and a darker brown cast to the plumage overall.