Small, very rare antpitta of Andean cloud forest understory. Despite its name, most sightings are from the east slope of the Andes in Ecuador. Both sexes have brown back, white belly, black and white mottled breast, and buffy eyering. Crown and face are chestnut in male and brown in female. Female is similar to Ochre-breasted Antpitta but lacks buffy breast. Song is a single, sweet whistle repeated every five or six seconds.