Attractive foliage-gleaner found in dry and semi-humid forest in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. Plumage is brown with an orange to reddish hood and chestnut wings and tail. Usually stays quite low and sometimes hunts for food on the ground. It stays in dense cover, and is easier to see in the dry season when many trees and bushes lose their leaves. Song is a short burst of odd, nasal notes repeated every several seconds. Threatened by habitat loss.