A confusing, nondescript, and rare manakin found in humid forest in lowlands and foothills from Panama to Peru. Quite bright olive-green with yellowish wash on belly, but often appears dark in the dark understory it inhabits. Plump but slightly longer-tailed than most other manakins. Sexes alike. Infrequently seen; usually seen solitary in the understory or middle levels of forests, sometimes at a fruiting tree.