Medium sized, long-tailed antbird, which forages on the ground in humid forests. Strikingly patterned, but can be difficult to see. Note the rufous-brown crown, back, tail and vent, and pinkish legs. Males have black wing coverts with pale spots, a black face with a pale eyebrow, a black scalloped breast, and a white throat and belly. Females differ in having a buff throat and flanks.