Active little bird of shrubbery, hedges, and gardens, mainly in the Andes, but down to coast in northern Chile and Peru. Usually in pairs or family groups and not with mixed-species flocks. Feeds low to high at fruit and flowers, rarely staying still long and often hidden in foliage. Grayish overall with variable buffy wash to underparts. Best identified by white eyebrow, sharply pointed bill, and small white wing flash; no other species in range looks very similar.