This species occurs on the Cordillera Oriental of the Colombian Andes between 3,000 and 3,600 m asl. There are isolated records from the departments of Boyaca, Santander (including the type locality at the Páramo de la Rusia) and Norte de Santander. Its distribution is still not well known, and it probably has a much wider range than is currently known.
Habitat and Ecology
It is terrestrial, and is found in páramo grassland and montane forest, as well as secondary forest. It breeds by direct development.
It is a rare species.
This species might be threatened by ongoing habitat loss due to agricultural development, grazing by domestic livestock, and the spread of pine plantations.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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