A dark gray-brown treecreeper, with a very pale throat and chest. Strongly marked belly with white streaks. Viewed from behind, the head and back are the same color (Red-browed Treecreeper has a gray head and brown back). In flight shows a broad pale wing-bar. Works its way up the trunks of trees. Calls loud and clear with a strong piping whistle. Fairly common in wetter forests in southeast Australia.