French: Percefleur à ventre marron German: Maronenbauch-Hakenschnabel Spanish: Pinchaflor ventrirrufo
Andes, west of Popayán, 10,340 feet [c. 3150 m], Cauca, Colombia.
See D. mystacalis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
D. g. boylei
G. R. Graves, 1990 – W Andes from Nudo de Paramillo and Páramo de Frontino (Antioquia) S to Risaralda and SE Chocó, Colombia.
D. g. gloriosissima
Chapman, 1912 – El Tambo, on Cerro Munchique (Cauca), in Colombia.
14 cm; two birds each 14 g. Medium-sized, chestnut-bellied flowerpiercer with bill somewhat upturned and strongly hooked at tip. Male nominate race is mainly lustrous... read more
Song notably slower and lower-pitched than that of most congeners, a leisurely to moderately brisk... read more
Near tree-line in humid and wet montane scrub and elfin forest, and ranges only short distance... read more
Food and feeding
No information; probably similar to D. lafresnayii. At Páramo Frontino (race boylei) believed to compete with ... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Until recently known from three localities, two of them at N end of W Andes in Antioquia (Páramo... read more
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