Black-throated Flowerpiercer (Diglossa brunneiventris)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Arequipa, Peru

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Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huaraz|Cuzco


Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The Black-throated Flowerpiercer has black upperparts, rufous underparts, and gray along the sides of the breast and belly. The throat is black. The juvenile is brown with streaked underpart. It forages at forest edges and a variety of semi-open habitats. It is superficially similar to a male Rusty Flower-Piercer but is distinguished by rich rufous underparts and black throat.

Status: The Black-throated Flowerpiercer is common on the east and west slopes of the Andean, and inter-Andean Valleys at elevations ranging between 2400-4300 m. It also occurs in Co, Bo, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Pincha-Flor de Garganta Negra.

Sub-species: Black-throated Flowerpiercer (Diglossa brunneiventris brunneiventris), Lafresnaye, 1846.

Meaning of Name: Diglossa: Gr. di, dis= double, twice and glossa= tongue. brunneiventris: L. brunneus, brunius= brown, brown and venter, ventris= belly.

See more of the Family Thraupidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.