Handsome, medium-sized wren of tropical lowlands and foothills. Favors forest and edge, plantations, and thickets, often near water. Like most wrens, heard more often than seen. Song a haunting series of hollow, quavering hoots, starting and ending with one or more whistled notes. Note the white eyebrow, striped face, bright rusty upperparts, rusty tail, boldly barred black, and whitish throat and breast.