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Black-throated Flowerpiercer Diglossa brunneiventris



Females engage in courtship flights (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990). Breeding periods depends on the location: Huanuco, Peru between December to March. Huancavelica, Peru in December, November in the Ancash region, from September to October in the Amazonas, from August to October in la Libertad, Peru and December to April in Cuzco (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990).
Eggs can be found in the undergrowth of regenerating trees, such as eucalyptus or found on low shrubs supported by branches and stems (Grim and Greeney 2014). Other nests are found in between mossy vegetation, densely laden with ferns and other herbaceous plants, and may be supported by these plants. The external parts of the cup are made of interwoven grass, stems moss, and the internal part of the nest is composed of densely lined lichens that have a soft composition (Grim and Greeney 2014). The area surrounded the eggs are blue with fine cinnamon fleck and blotches with higher density near the larger end with a blue turquoise, and variable amounts of lavender and cinnamon markings (Hilty 2011). The eggs measure between four to five centimeters for the inner diameter with four centimeters of inner depth, and between eleven to twelve centimeters for the outer diameter (Grim and Greeney 2014). Fledglings reported December-August and juveniles and immatures year-round in Peru (Hilty 2011).

Recommended Citation

Black-throated Flowerpiercer (Diglossa brunneiventris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: