Sexes alike. Brown head, a front-pointed crest and a short, white superciliary stripe. Black around eyes and on chin and throat. Pairs or small parties; active
birds on the move, attracting attention by their pleasant calls; the Himalayan bird is common in the hills, where it is quite confiding.
Open scrub, vicinity of habitation, edges of forest.
Found in the Himalaya, from the foothills to about 3,400m.
Pleasant whistling notes