French: Percefleur indigo German: Indigohakenschnabel Spanish: Pinchaflor índigo
P. L. Sclater
N end of C Andes#R and Pacific slope of W Andes from Risaralda (Cerro Tatamá), in Colombia, S to NW Ecuador (Pichincha).
11 cm; 10·5–18 g. Very small, rather short-tailed, dark flowerpiercer with short bill upturned (especially lower mandible), upper mandible hooked at tip. Has lores, narrow... read more
Call a high-pitched, thin note reminiscent of that of D. caerulescens. Unusual song (... read more
Humid and wet montane forest, especially moss-clad and bromeliad-laden cloudforest and along wet... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, berries and small arthropods. Occurs singly or in pairs, and persistently with mixed-species flocks containing Tangara and... read more
One bird carrying nesting material in Jun in Colombia (Valle). No other information.
No information. Some local movements possible; during intensive 15-month study in Anchicayá Valley... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Fairly common very locally in Colombia; rare and local in Ecuador, with few verified records anywhere... read more
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