|Black-throated Flowerpiercer Diglossa brunneiventris
Chilean name: Comesebo negro
The Black-throated Flowerpiercer is distributed in the Andes of Peru between about 2,500m and 4,000m with a few individuals found in northern Chile. There is also a disjunct population in northern Colombia which was only discovered in 1980.
|It is found in shrub and forest borders where it uses its curious up-turned and hooked bill to pierce the base of flowers to get at the nectar.
It is mainly black above and rufous-chestnut below with a black throat.
There is a recording of its tinkly song at xeno-canto.