Gray-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa carbonaria


Endemic to western Bolivia, where it is chiefly found at elevations of 2500–4000 m at the borders of humid forest and in shrubby woodland, the Gray-bellied Flowerpiercer apparently hybridizes to a limited extent with the Black-throated Flowerpiercer (Diglossa brunneiventris), and the two species can be considered allospecies. The Gray-bellied Flowerpiercer is a distinctive bird, mainly black with gray on the shoulder region and rump, while the lower breast and belly are also this color, with a rufous ventral region. Like most flowerpiercers, the species is typically found singly or in pairs.

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  • Year-round
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  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

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