It ranges from 17 to 19 cm (6.7 to 7.5 in.) in length and is characterized by a broad, white eyebrow stripe and white rump visible in flight. While the male White-browed Sparrow-Weaver sports a black bill, the female's bill is horn-colored; that of the juvenile is pinkish-brown. In Zimbabwe, the White-browed Sparrow-Weaver shows faint brown spotting across its white breast.
thornveld, scrubby, dry riverbanks