French: Percefleur ardoisé German: Einfarb-Hakenschnabel Spanish: Pinchaflor plomizo
Highlands of Costa Rica (from C Guanacaste) S to W Panama (E to Veraguas).
11 cm; 9·3–10·1 g. Small, plain grey or brown flowerpiercer with slender and slightly recurved bill, lower mandible more obviously upturned than upper... read more
Both calls and song weak and not far-carrying. Call a high, thin, weak “tsip” or a... read more
Bushy and overgrown clearings, dense vegetation along forest borders, hedgerows, flower gardens and... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar; also substantial quantities of insects. Occurs singly, in pairs, and occasionally in family groups that includes adult pair and an... read more
Following information mainly from studies in Costa Rica. Breeding period centred on second (or longer) rainy season, Aug–Dec, occasional... read more
Largely resident. May wander or migrate seasonally to higher or lower elevations in response to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Fairly common to common. Occurs in a number of protected areas, among them... read more
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