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Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa gloriosissima



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer
eBird range map for Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

The Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer is only found in Colombia (Isler & Isler 1987). It ranges from the north end of the West Andes in Antioquia to the south end of Cauca, west of Popayan (Isler & Isler 1987). The Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer is classified as a highland tanager, occurring only at high elevations from 3000 meters. to a maximum of 3750 meters. (Parker et al. 1996) . The center of elevational abundance is in the upper montane zone (Parker et al. 1996). This species occurs in the Northern Andes zoogeographic region (Parker et al.1996).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to South America.


Parker et al. (1996) lists the primary habitat as elfin forest. Additional habitats used by this species include the following, in decreasing order of importance: semihumid/humid mountain scrub, and paramo grassland.

Historical changes

No information.

Fossil history

No information

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: