|Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea
Colombian name: Picaflor de Antifaz
The Masked Flowerpiercer is distributed in the Andes from northern Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to western Bolivia. See the distribution map at NatureServe.
found in cloudforest and forest borders up to the tree-line but mainly between 1,800 and 3,300
metres. It is a rich ultramarine blue with a black mask and red iris. The sexes are similar with
the female being slightly duller.
It is more of a fruit-eating flowerpiercer than other members of the genus and eats small fruits and berries such as mistletoe.
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