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12â€“15 cm (4Â¾-6 in)
Females: brown face mask and forehead
Young birds are duller than adults, with fawn underparts.
There are 3 subspecies:
Dark understorey of coastal rainforests and wet, timbered gullies with dense vegetation.
Their diet consists mostly of insects, worms and spiders, with the inclusion of seeds, fungus and fruit.
They build a long, bulky domed nest with a hooded side entrance, from roots, vine tendrils, leaf skeletons, moss and twigs, and lined with feathers. The clutch consists of 2-3 brownish-purple to pale brownish-white eggs with darker spots or blotches.
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