Chunky medium-sized tanager found in Andean cloud forests from Colombia to Bolivia. Yellow below and black above with blue patch on shoulder and blue edges on wing and tail feathers. Conspicuous yellow crown. Some variation across range; population on east slope of Andes in Colombia and Ecuador shows mossy green back. Generally quite common; a core member of mixed-species flocks from 1,200–2,500 m. Can be found in forests, edges, and gardens.