Found in the forests and gardens of Palawan and nearby islands, this small bird is known for its striking appearance. The male boasts gray upperparts with a bright red crown patch, a white moustache stripe, a yellow rump, a white chin, and a yellow throat and chest with a red smudge. Its belly is white in color. Meanwhile, the female sports a much plainer look with brown wings and a gray head. Though similar to the Thick-billed Flowerpecker, the female can be distinguished by its yellow chest and rump. When it comes to vocalizations, this bird typically emits a rough “jak” sound, which may occasionally be delivered in a rapid harsh trill.