Medium-sized antbird with a chunky shape and a medium-length tail. Male is uniform medium-gray with white spots on the wings. Female is brown above with a mostly gray head and rufescent underparts; also note wing spotting. This antbird lacks bare skin around the eye. Pairs skulk in the understory of mature forest. Wide range across the lowlands of northern South America, east of the Andes, up to around 1,000 m.