Its crown, center of throat, and back of neck are black. Small brownish grey earlobes. Yellow-olive upper parts with dark marks; light yellow-olive back. Interior parts yellowish-green with an off-white center of the abdomen. Black wing with yellow band. Black tail with yellow base. The female does not have a crow nor a black chin and the lower parts are greenish. Lives in forests and thickets. Reaches 13.5 cm.
Distribution: From the Huasco valley (III region) to the Cape Horn (XII region)
Habitat: forests and scrub.