French: Percefleur de Lafresnaye German: Stahlhakenschnabel Spanish: Pinchaflor satinado
Uncirostrum La Fresnayii
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Andes of Venezuela (S from Trujillo) S to Colombia (Norte de Santander; isolated population in Cundinamarca, in E Andes; C range from Antioquia S to Quindío and Tolima, and in S from E Cauca and Huila) S through Ecuador to N Peru (Cajamarca).
14·5 cm; 13·1–19 g. Fairly large, all-black flowerpiercer with decidedly upturned bill hooked at tip, lower mandible sharply pointed. Plumage is almost... read more
In Venezuela song an exuberant stream of rapid chattering and chipping notes, “chit’... read more
Humid and shrubby montane thickets and stunted and mossy forest up to tree-line; also thrives in... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and insects. Regularly follows mixed-species flocks, but also often forages independently of them. Can be particularly furtive and... read more
In Colombia, fledgling in Mar, juvenile/immature in Jul and birds in breeding condition in Feb–Jul. Nest a cup built from moss and... read more
Apparently resident. Little definite information. Some seasonal movements to higher or lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common over most of range; inconspicuous. Occurs in a number of protected areas, among them Sierra Nevada and Tamá National Parks (Venezuela... read more
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