A favorite bird for the striking pearled plumage, it is fairly common in humid & epiphyte-laden forests in the 3 Andean ranges between 1500 – 3500m. With similar behavior to woodcreepers, it joins mixed flocks of birds, singly, in pairs or even family groups, exploring bromeliads and mosses.

Can be seen in Río Blanco, Los Nevados and a plural number of localities throughout Colombia.