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Black underside except for yellow on flanks, chestnut thighs, and red undertail coverts. Upperside olive-green with slaty grey tail. Male has mostly black head with yellow on auriculars and bare skin around eyes green with yellow and blue; female lacks the yellow on auriculars and have a chestnut crown and rear neck. Bill dark; upper mandible has a pale area above a diagonal from the lower tip to the upper base.
This is a monotypic species.
Moist lowland forests and montanes.
These birds like the fruit of certain palm species.
They often stay in dense vegetation.
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