Glossy Flowerpiercer Diglossa lafresnayii

Colombian name: Picaflor Lustroso
Glossy Flowerpiercer, Chingaza, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Chingaza, Cundinamarca, Colombia
April 2012

The Glossy Flowerpiercer is distributed in the Andes from northern Venezuela through Colombia and Ecuador to the extreme north of Peru. See the distribution map at NatureServe.

Glossy Flowerpiercer, Chingaza, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image It is found in shrubby thickets and cloudforest mainly between 2,700 and 3,700 metres where it feeds on nectar and insects.
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