Merida Flowerpiercer is found exclusively in the country of Venezuela (Hilty 2003). More specifically, it is found in the Andes of western Venezuela from northern Táchira, through Merida and Trujillo to the Lara border of Páramo Cendé (Hilty 2003). It is found at elevations ranging from 2500-4150 m (Restall et al. 2007), but mostly in the 2700-4000 m range (Ridgely and Tudor 2009). The center of elevational abundance is in the upper montane zone (Parker et al. 1996). This species occurs in the Zoogeographic Region of the Northern Andes (Parker et al. 1996).