Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossa cyanea

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

Priorities for Future Research

Comprehensive studies on populations, molts, sexual behavior, breeding, lifespan, historical changes, and movement focusing on the Masked Flowerpiercer have yet to be conducted, and should be addressed by future research. Bardeleben et al. (2005) isolated 11 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the purpose of population genetics analyses. These markers could be used for future studies of intraspecific variation in this species. Parker et al. (1996) list the research priority for the Masked Flowerpiercer as "low" compared to other Neotropical birds.

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.