Relatively brightly-colored foliage-gleaner restricted to mountains and hills of southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. It has an orange nape and sides of neck, a cinnamon tail, buffy eyebrow and throat, and buffy streaks on the underparts. Sexes look alike. Found in both dry and humid forest, including areas with abundant bamboo, and typically seen at lower to middle levels. Song is a harsh, scratchy “bouncing ball” series. Threatened by habitat loss.