Adult upper parts are dark olive brown with an orange crown. There are two dark border stripes along the orange crown and a bold white eye ring. Underparts are white, with heavily streaked breast and sides--the streaking is made up of a series of connecting spots. The legs are pink. The song is a loud, ringing series of two-syllable phrases: "TEACHer-TEACHer-TEACHer-TEACHer," with each phrase being progressively louder. The call is a loud "chip."