Widely distributed from Colombia south into Chile & Argentina, this uncommon flycatcher hunts for insects with short jumps in the floor of rocky surfaces and Espeletia stands in paramo ecosystems, near treeline and snowline (3200 – 4400m).

Found in Colombia in the Eastern & Central Andes, from Boyacá & Caldas south to Ecuador. Can be seen in Los Nevados but at higher altitudes than most sites visited by birding groups. This image was taken in Los Nevados, on the road to Laguna del Otún.