Moustached Turca is a charismatic bird endemic to Chile, primarily the central foothills and margins of the Atacama Desert. It is a large tapaculo currently placed in the genus Pteroptochos, the same as the huet-huets. The species has massive feet and thick legs with a brown body and a wide, white moustache stripe on the face. Moustached Turca usually is seen on the ground on sandy or rocky slopes with its tails cocked up above the back in a wren-like fashion. Moustached Tapaculo nests in a burrow dug into the side of a hillside; many nests have been found along road cuts.