Most amazing bird from the Andes, found between 1600 – 3200m at the Central and Eastern Andes of Colombia. Uncommon and somewhat unpredictable, it spreads south into Perú.

This species moves rapidly through the canopy of forests in family groups of 3-7 individuals. The very sharp and loud calls are usually the first signal for their presence and the reason for their vernacular name in Spanish – “Pollo de Monte” (forest chicken).