This genus is represented by a single bird of large size, striated plumage, and peculiar structure. It has no crest, but the crown is covered with dense bristly decomposed feathers of a yellow colour. The tarsus is remarkably strong, with a few scutellations in front, and sometimes quite smooth. The bill is short, being about half the Length of the head, the rictal bristles strong and the nuchal hairs short. The wing is blunt, and the tail is well rounded.
The peculiar structure of the feathers of the crown and the large size will suffice to separate this Bulbul from all others.