Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Steven Byrum, Erik R. Funk, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns


Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List conservation status of Masked Flowerpiercer has been assessed as Least Concern, as its range is considered very large (BirdLife International 2016). It is not believed to be vulnerable under population trend criterion, although proper studies to quantify the population of this species have not yet been conducted. Parker et al. (1996) also list the conservation priority of the Masked Flowerpiercer as low.

Effects of human activity on populations

Masked Flowerpiercer is reported as having medium sensitivity to human disturbance compared to other Neotropical birds (Parker et al. 1996). No threats to Masked Flowerpiercer are identified by BirdLife International (2016).

Recommended Citation

Byrum, S., E. R. Funk, C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2017). Masked Flowerpiercer (Diglossa cyanea), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.