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Length 18-20 cm, mass 29-44 g. Orange underparts and tail, grey upper parts, black crown, lores and ear coverts, broad white eyebrow, dark eye, grey legs and feet.
Riverine woodland and forest, and moist savanna.
The diet includes insects, beetles and ants, caterpillars, moths, grasshoppers, and other small invertebrates. Fruits are also eaten.
Monogamous and territorial; they nest in a cavity in a tree or stump. Two to three eggs are laid and are incubated by the female for 12â€“17 days.
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