A silent and uncommon inhabitant of humid forests in the Andes (800 – 2100m) of Colombia & Venezuela. In Colombia, it is present in the Pacific slope of the Western Andes and both slopes of the Central Andes and Eastern Andes; also, present in the Macarena, Perijá  & Santa Marta Mountains.

The very sharp and high peeping of it’s voice is the best field-mark for finding this awesome bird around Jardín (Antioquia), Otún-Quimbaya (Risaralda), Finca El Aralcal and Los Alcázares Eco-Park in Manizales (Caldas).