This species is one of the most frequent birds in the interior of the dense forests and Andean scrubs. He spends most of his time in the most tangled areas of his habitat, where only a sparse light penetrates. In particular, they seem to please him the scrubs formed by the "chusque"" or mountain bamboo. As he almost never leaves his dark hiding place, he is a bird difficult to observe. However the "arañero" is curious and, if he hears some strange sound, he can peer out on an exposed branch, where he looks around for a moment, before disappearing again amid the tangle of vegetation.
Taken from: opEPA