Gray-brown, lightly-streaked plumage; paler throat; curved, gray bill with a black tip; brown legs. Males have yellow eyes. Females have brown eyes.
Territorial. Lives in wolf-like social groups with an alpha pair. Each group builds a single nest and feeds nestlings cooperatively. Nests in trees.
Reptiles, insects, fruit, seeds, and human scraps.
Arid areas in the valleys of western and southwestern Jordan, including Wadi Mujib, Dead Sea, Wadi Araba, Wadi Fidan, Petra, Aqaba, and Wadi Rum. Favors areas with acacia, tamarix, palm, and other desert trees. Nests in trees.