Medium-sized rufous-brown bird of lowland forests. Occurs mainly in understory and midstory of tall rainforest, often with mixed-species flocks. Also occurs in premontane forests in the tepui region. Climbs up tree trunks and along large branches, probing into crevices for insects. Similar to Buff-throated Woodcreeper, but slightly smaller and shorter-billed with richer coloration on throat giving overall darker appearance.