A mainly ground-dwelling bird, the black-throated huet-huet forages slowly along the forest floor, pausing from time to time to scrape the ground with one foot, or to flip over pieces of debris with its bill. Occasionally it will emerge from the undergrowth to feed in the semi-open, but is always close to cover (2) (5). Although insects form an important component of its diet, it will also feed on some berries and seeds (5).
Egg laying takes place in November and December, with the average clutch size being two eggs. The nest is made from soft grass worked into a open cup, and may be positioned at the end of a burrow dug into a bank, under the roots of a fallen tree, or occasionally high up in a hollow tree (5).