Incredibly elusive bird of high-elevation rainforest, confined to a tiny range in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, where it skulks under ground cover in leaf litter. Nondescript plumage, mostly brown above, rufous below, with fine black barring extending from upperparts to long, rough tail. Adult male has black throat and breast with white mark from bill to upper breast. More likely to be heard than seen. Male has incredibly loud, diverse song repertoire.