An arboreal and small antpitta of foothill & subtropical forests that tolerates disturbed forest, found locally in the Eastern Andes and Santa Marta Mountains between 800-2000m.  Present in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia.

Uncommon and difficult to see well, it hops in mossy branches and sallies for insects in the lower levels of dense vegetation.

Can be seen in the Laguna de Tabacal at La Vega (western slope of the Eastern Andes near Bogota, where this image was taken) and the Santa Marta Mountains.