Coppery Metaltail is endemic to Peru. It is restricted to the east slope of the Andes of north central Peru, from the Cordillera Colán in Amazonas, south of the Río Marañón, south to the Cordillera Carpish in central Huánuco (Graves 1981, Schulenberg et al. 2010).
The elevational range of Coppery Metaltail is 2800-3550 m (Schulenberg et al. 2010).