Fairly small brown bird, plain pale buffy below and warmer rufous above. Look for the buffy eyebrow and grayer crown. The overall unstreaked buffy color helps separate from other foliage-gleaners and treehunters. Found in foothill and montane forests up to 1800m, where it usually follows mixed flocks through the forest understory. Stays in the lower levels, probing around tangles and leaf clusters.