Small tanager of Andean cloud forest. Colorful male has black upperparts broken by a golden hind collar, pale blue underparts, and a blue stripe on the wing. Female is much plainer and may appear featureless when seen in dim light. Look for a grayish face, hint of a golden collar, blue or green tinge to the wings, and red eyes. Forages in middle to upper levels of the forest and often joins mixed-species flocks. Visits feeders in some areas.