An extraordinary bird of well protected forests in the highlands of the Andes from Colombia to Perú, between 2700-3300 meters. Difficult to see, it is even more difficult to photograph well.

Can be seen with care and patience in Río Blanco (Caldas) and in La Montaña & Acaime (Salento, Quindío). Also, in Jardín (Antioquia) and some localities of the Eastern Andes.