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Glossy Flowerpiercer Diglossa lafresnayii

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Iunona Harris, Erik R. Funk, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns



When breeding, a pair will defend a common territory (Hilty 2011), while at other times of the year an individual will defend a feeding territory against others, including other nectarivores (Moynihan 1963, 1979). According to Isler and Isler (1987), they usually win.

Social and interspecific behavior

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Recommended Citation

Harris, I., E. R. Funk, C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns Glossy Flowerpiercer (Diglossa lafresnayii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: