French: Percefleur du Mérida German: Méridahakenschnabel Spanish: Pinchaflor de Mérida
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Páramo de la Culata, north of Mérida, Venezuela
Andes of Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida and Táchira N of the Táchira gap).
13·5 cm; 11–11·5 g. Medium-sized chestnut-bellied flowerpiercer with slender and somewhat upturned bill with prominent hook at tip. Has head, throat, chest, side of neck and... read more
Virtually nothing known. One vocalization a long trill.
Dry and open or semi-open scrubby areas in highlands, including cultivated areas, flower gardens,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and insects. Occurs in pairs when breeding, but otherwise usually seen singly; occasionally associates with mixed-species flocks,... read more
One nest believed to have been of this species found in Apr; a deep cup of grass and moss placed atop a bank. No other information.
Resident. Given strongly seasonal nature of flowering in much of high Andes in Venezuela, some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA. Locally common. Occurs in several protected areas, including Guaramacal, Sierra de la... read more
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