Birds of Panama

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Diglossa (1 species, 18 worldwide)

Genus Diglossa, Flowerpiercers, are small tanagers with thin bills with a curved tip used for piercing flowers to extract nectar. Males are generally colorful, while females are often drab shades of brown.

Slaty Flowerpiercer
Slaty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa plumbea) Male
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Slaty Flowerpiercer
Slaty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa plumbea) Female
Guadalupe, Panama  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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