is a generally rare species of north-west South America. The northernmost part of its distribution is east Colombia
, where it is considered rare and local. In east Ecuador
the species is generally uncommon, but recorded regularly at Panacocha (del Hoyo et al.
1999, Restall et al.
2006). Its range extends as far as north-east Peru
(del Hoyo et al.
: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural ResourcesBibliographic Citation
: BirdLife International 2015. Discosura popelairii
. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org