Merida Flowerpiercer Diglossa gloriosa

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

Diet and Foraging


Merida Flowerpiercer feeds on nectar and insects in dense shrubbery and flowering bushes, but its diet is not known in much detail (Hilty 2011).

Foraging Behavior

Merida Flowerpiercer typically forages alone or in pairs, moving swiftly between flower patches and piercing flowers in rapid sequence (Hilty 2003). Individuals and pairs return regularly to favorite flower patches (Hilty 2011).

Recommended Citation

Drake, C., E. R. Funk, C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2018). Merida Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosa), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.