French: Percefleur moustachu German: Barthakenschnabel Spanish: Pinchaflor bigotudo
yungas of La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
D. m. unicincta
Hellmayr, 1905 – Maranon Moustached Flowerpiercer – N Peru on E Andean slope from S Amazonas and La Libertad S to Huánuco (W & N of R Huallaga), also locally on W slope of E cordillera in Marañón Valley.
D. m. pectoralis
Cabanis, 1873 – Junin Moustached Flowerpiercer – C Peru on E Andean slope from C Huánuco (E of R Huallaga) S to Pasco and Junín.
D. m. albilinea
Chapman, 1919 – Cuzco Moustached Flowerpiercer – SE Peru (Ayacucho, Cuzco and Puno).
D. m. mystacalis
Lafresnaye, 1846 – Bolivian Moustached Flowerpiercer – Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba and W Santa Cruz).
14·5 cm; 12–19·2 g, four birds 16–16·5 g (albilinea). Fairly large flowerpiercer with distinctive throat pattern; bill... read more
Song, heard mostly at dawn, typically from exposed position at top of shrub or low tree, a rather... read more
Stunted, humid montane woodland, low cloudforest, elfin forest, and patches of woody shrubs and... read more
Food and feeding
Unlike its smaller congeners, rather insectivorous; also takes nectar from wide variety of flowers. Usually singly and often with mixed-... read more
Fledglings in Aug in N Peru (Amazonas) and juveniles and immatures seen throughout year in both Peru and Bolivia. No other information.
No information. Because of greater dependence on insects than are its smaller allies, may be less... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in a few protected areas, among them the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, Manu National Park and probably... read more
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