Fairly small and slender woodcreeper found in Andean subtropical zone from Venezuela to Bolivia. Warm brown overall, with rufous wings and tail. Distinct white streaking on underparts, white throat, and white eyebrow. Note slender, obviously decurved bill, which is useful to separate Montane from other woodcreepers in range. Fairly common in mossy cloud forest, where it frequently follows mixed species flocks. Like other woodcreepers, hitches up tree trunks and large limbs.