Medium-sized, richly-colored bird of swampy forests. Mostly rufous brown with a dark brown crown and back and a bright rufous-orange tail. Shows a prominent eyebrow extending well behind eye, like others in genus. Occurs primarily in lower levels of seasonally flooded lowland forests, palm swamps, and forest with a dense understory of heliconias or palms where it is uncommon and rarely seen. Forages for insects by probing into hanging dead leaves or accumulated detritus at bases of palm fronds, sometimes with mixed-species flocks but often encountered away from them. Vocalizations, loud but infrequent, include an extraordinarily long, ascending trill and an abrasive chatter, the latter given in alarm. Best told from other species by bright cinnamon underparts and tail contrasting with brown back.