It is described to being a short and plump flycatcher. Males have black upperparts (including crown, forehead, nape, back, scapulars, and flight feathers); however, they possess a broad yellow eyebrow stripe that extends above ear-coverts. Possesses a bright yellow rump and uppertail-coverts as well as a clear white shoulder patch. Chin, throat, upperbreast are all yellow while lower breast and belly is white.
Females have a dull olive-brown plumage with a whitish chin and throat. Is faintly streaked and has diffused spotting and a darker breastband. Has a narrow white eye-ring. Bill is black and legs are grey.