These song birds belong to the family of fairy bluebirds. The females are a turquoise colour with grey feathers. The males have shiny black feathers with glossy, iridescent blue upperparts. Both sexes have striking red eyes. They live in pairs or in small flocks in evergreen rainforests and mainly feed on berries, fruits and nectar. 2–3 eggs are incubated for 12–18 days.
Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)