Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers and allies)  
Genus: Diglossa (10 species, 18 worldwide)


White-sided Flowerpiercer
White-sided Flowerpiercer (Diglossa albilatera albilatera) Male
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   

White-sided Flowerpiercer
White-sided Flowerpiercer (Diglossa albilatera) Female
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   

Black-throated Flowerpiercer
Black-throated Flowerpiercer (Diglossa brunneiventris vuilleumieri)
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Bluish Flowerpiercer
Bluish Flowerpiercer (Diglossa caerulescens saturata)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
  Does not have as pronounced a curved bill as other flowerpiercers. Dull blue and black compared to Masked Flowerpiercer. Also more forest based.
   

Masked Flowerpiercer
Masked Flowerpiercer (Diglossa cyanea cyanea)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   

Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer
Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer (Diglossa glauca tyrianthina)
San Francisco, Putumayo, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer
Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosissima boylei) Endangered ENDEMIC
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Black Flowerpiercer
Black Flowerpiercer (Diglossa humeralis aterrima)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia
  Matte colored compared to slightly larger Glossy Flowerpiercer. If you are not sure, it is probably a Glossy.
   

Indigo Flowerpiercer
Indigo Flowerpiercer (Diglossa indigotica)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   

Glossy Flowerpiercer
Glossy Flowerpiercer (Diglossa lafresnayii)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia
  Slightly larger than the Black Flowerpiercer, and with more shiny. Also compare the bill to this photo.
   

Rusty Flowerpiercer
Rusty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa sittoides dorbignyi) Male
Finca Alejandria, Cali, Colombia  
   


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