This endemic flycatcher favors forest borders and semi-open forests between 400 – 2300m in middle and upper Cauca Valley & Magdalena Valley, as well as between San Gil (Santander) and Huila.

Can be seen at Laguna de Sonso and El Vínculo Regional Park in the municipality of Buga (Valle del Cauca). Also, at Tierra Blanca Private Nature Reserve in Dagua and a plural number of localities within the Cauca Valley.