Picaflor Lustroso/Glossy Flowerpiercer/Diglossa lafresnayii

Foto: Rodrigo Gaviria

Nombre en español: Picaflor Lustroso

Nombre en ingles: Glossy Flowerpiercer

Nombre científico: Diglossa lafresnayii

Familia: Thraupidae

Canto: Peter Boesman

La diglosa lustrosa (Diglossa lafresnayii) es una especie de avepaseriforme de la familia de las tángaras (Thraupidae}. Su área de distribución incluye Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Venezuela.​ Su hábitat natural se encuentra en los bosques de los páramos andinos (en Perú entre los 2.000 y los 3.700 m de altitud); su curioso pico indica que es un ave que se alimenta de néctar.

Foto: Fabio Arias

Glossy flowerpiercer

The glossy flowerpiercer (Diglossa lafresnayii) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and heavily degraded former forest.

Foto: Angel Martinez

The Glossy Flowerpiercer is a small, striking tanager of the South American Andes.  Found between 2700 and 3700 meters in elevation from Venezuela to Peru, the species prefers shrub and low forest near timberline.  The sexes are similar, being all glosy black with a blue-gray wing covert patch and a short, upswept bill with the hooked tip typical of the genus Diglossa.  It is rather hard to differentiate from the humeralis race of Black Flowerpiercer which occurs in sympatry with Glossy Flowerpiercer, but Glossy is larger with a proportionately larger bill and more lustrous plumage.  The species often accompanies mixed flocks of songbirds and sings its fast song from exposed perches.

Fuentes: Wikipedia/eBird/xeno-canto/Neotropical Birds

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