The Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer is only found in Colombia (Isler & Isler 1987). It ranges from the north end of the West Andes in Antioquia to the south end of Cauca, west of Popayan (Isler & Isler 1987). The Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer is classified as a highland tanager, occurring only at high elevations from 3000 meters. to a maximum of 3750 meters. (Parker et al. 1996) . The center of elevational abundance is in the upper montane zone (Parker et al. 1996). This species occurs in the Northern Andes zoogeographic region (Parker et al.1996).