Found near Cuzco, Apurímac, Puno, Ayacucho, Junin and La Paz (Bolivia)
Since 2004, there has been a conservation programme at the known sites for the species. This included mapping of important Polylepis forest areas, planting of native species and education workshops for the local Keara and Puina communities.
Main threats from the uncontrolled use of fire and heavy grazing.
Extremely small and in rapid decline
Known for its rough, high-pitched trills. Has also been reported to make nasal kiu or kee sounds.
Rhythm and Roots
A Guide to the Birdsong of South America