A fairly small, rare bird of mid-montane forest interior. Mainly olive color with some streaking on the underparts, an indistinct, broad eye-ring and orange around the base of the bill. Forages for fruit in the midstory where it is inconspicuous. Normally occurs above the level of Black and Obscure Berrypeckers and is stockier and shorter tailed than Mid-mountain and Fan-tailed. It is the only berrypecker to have streaking on the underparts. Voice, a harsh, scratchy call.