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Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa gloriosissima



Conservation Status

Although Parker et al. (1996) considered this species of "medium" conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds, the conservation status of the Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer has been listed by IUCN Red List as endangered (BirdLife International 2016). It received this categorization due to its small estimated range, about 90 km2, and its low population size due to habitat loss. The Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer populations lie partially in the south with the Munchhique National Park and on the north with the Paramillo National Park (Hilty 2011).

Effects of human activity on populations

Parker et al. (1996) considered the Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer to have a low degree of sensitivity to human disturbance relative to other Neotropical birds, but it has been reported that this population has been affected by habitat loss due to agricultural practices (BirdLife International 2016). Human settlement, cattle-rearing, agriculture, deforestation, and burning of páramo vegetation are among the human-induced threats to this species (Hilty 2011)

Recommended Citation

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