A rather plain cloud forest thrush found in widely scattered locations in South America. Plumage is warm brown with a paler belly. The yellow eyering and yellow lower half of bill are also good ID clues, and it may also show a buffy or cinnamon tinge on head, wings, and/or throat. Feeds mainly on fruit and is easy to overlook when not singing. It gives a series of raspy and fluting notes that alternate between higher and lower pitches.