Black Flowerpiercer Diglossa humeralis
Black Flowerpiercer, Antisana Reserve, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Antisana Reserve, Napo, Ecuador
November 2019

The Black Flowerpiercer is distributed from northern Colombia through Ecuador to the extreme north of Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is not a forest bird being found at between 2,000 and 4,400 metres in shrubby areas, gardens and woodland including Polylepis.

It is uniformly a dull black although a more northern sub-species has a blue-grey shoulder patch.

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