This subtropical tanager occurs in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and the extreme north of Brazil.
Its habitat consists of humid montane and secondary forest, with a dense understory.
They built small cup nests in trees. The average clutch consists of two brown-blotched white eggs. The eggs are incubated by the female for about 13 - 14 days at which time the young hatch. The chicks stay in the nest for about 14 - 18 days.
They are a medium-sized passerine bird and resident breeder in Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad, Venezuela, Colombia and the extreme north of Brazil. It is probably a close relative of the Spotted Tanager (T. punctata) which replaces it to the south.