Troglodytes monticola is endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, where it is known from collections made in 1922 and from one recent record in the upper río Frío Valley, at 3,600 m, where a pair was observed and tape-recorded in a small montane forest patch (c.2 ha) amidst heavily burned and overgrazed páramo1. Searches on the southern slopes and at the only other intact forest patch in the area have failed to locate the species1,6. As a consequence, there are currently no known viable populations6. However, the lack of recent reports may reflect the fact that the species is not found in the only area of the Santa Marta massif regularly visited2.
No one has provided updates yet.