The ochraceous attila is usually found alone or as a pair, although some individuals occasionally gather together at fruiting trees where they glean foliage and twigs for insects and fruit (3).
It is thought that the ochraceous attila breeds from January to March, during the rainy season (3). Although the breeding behaviour of this species is not well studied, it is known to construct a broad, shallow nest two metres above the ground using dried, reddish-brown moss (7).
The eggs of the ochraceous atilla are reported to be whitish-cream with red and lavender speckles. The ochraceous atilla hatchlings are pinkish-grey and covered in short, sparse, grey down, giving them a speckled appearance. This is thought to camouflage the chicks among the patterns created by light filtering through the forest canopy (7).
Both the male and female ochraceous attila care for the hatchlings and provide insect prey such as long-horned beetles and grasshoppers, as well as vertebrates including frogs and lizards (7).
The adult ochraceous attilas are rarely seen at the nest together; as one adult arrives, the other usually departs. This action is thought to be a predator deterrent, as the leaving individual distracts attention away from the nest (7).