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19cm. Black crown, lower throat and breast, white upper throat, creamy collar on the neck, olive brown mantle and back, rufous wings and tail. Females similar but lack the black breast and has a rufous-chestnut crown. It also has a prominent buffy-white supercilium where the male has only a hint of one.
This is a monotypic species.
Atlantic rain Forest and secondary woodland between 500 and 1200 metres, always associated with bamboo.
They forage in bamboo. The diet includes insect larvae, spiders, small ants and seeds.
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