Palm Tanagers cover a majority of the north half of South America. This range is as north as Nicaragua, east as the Atlantic Ocean shoreline of Brazil, south as Paraguay, and as far west as the Pacific shoreline of Ecuador. The elevation range of these tanagers start at sea level to 2200 meters. They are most prominent below 1200m and in Colombia, but are found at 2600 m (Isler and Isler 1987). According to Parker et al. (1996) the center of abundance for this species is at a lower tropical elevation zone and this species occurs in the following Zoogeographic Regions: Northern South America, Northern Amazonia, Southern Amazonia, Tepui, Central South America Atlantic Forest, Choco Lowlands.
Status: permanent resident, common