Spottily distributed in humid forest, second growth and pastures with isolated trees (<1000m) of the pacific slope of the Western Andes (rare), northern Colombia in low & mid-Magdalena Valley (more common), southwestern foothills of the Santa Marta Mountains and eastern slope of the Eastern Andes. Distributed from Costa Rica to Venezuela, Colombia & Ecuador.

Forages high in the canopy & midlevels, and vocalizes frequently.

Can be seen in the Rio Claro canyon and along the road to Puerto Pinzón & Blue-billed Curassow reserve.