Resident from Honduras to northwestern Ecuador. In Colombia and Ecuador, occurs exclusively west of the Andes. Primarily restricted to the lowland Caribbean rainforest in Central America.
In Costa Rica, its elevational range is up to 1200-500 m (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Occasionally occurs up to 700 meters in Ecuador, but is largely restricted to the lowlands (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001).