An endemic bird thought to be extinct and rediscovered not many years ago. Limited to the Cauca Valley at intermediate altitudes (1300 – 2000m) in well preserved forests of the Western slope of the Central Andes and Eastern slope of the Western Andes (with the Cauca Valley in between).

Can be seen well at Otún-Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary above Pereira (Risaralda) and in Bosque de Yotoco near Buga (Valle del Cauca).