Chunky, stout-billed bird found only in southwestern Peru, where it inhabits coastal hills and arid Andean slopes. Plumage is mostly brown, lacking strong markings, but note its thick curved bill and pale eyebrow. Chestnut wing patch is usually only visible in flight. Short tail helps separate it from Buff-breasted Earthcreeper and White-throated Earthcreeper. Mostly terrestrial, and often seen perching on rocks.