|Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea
Colombian name: Picaflor de Antifaz
|Colombia and Ecuador
The Masked Flowerpiercer is distributed in the Andes from northern Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to western Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is 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.
|If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page.|