This recently described species is known only from a small area of the eastern Andes in northern Peru. Male has a bright red cap and candy-cane striped underparts. Female is very dull with olive upperparts and pale yellow lower underparts; breast is olive with faint white streaks. Very similar to Striolated Manakin, but male has yellow (not red) on the sides of the breast, and red crown does not extend to nape. Females are almost identical. Inhabits lower levels of foothill cloud forest. Call is an inflected squeak given at regular intervals.