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Merida Flowerpiercer Diglossa gloriosa

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Very little has been documented about the vocalizations of the Merida Flowerpiercer (Hilty 2011). Meyer de Schauensee and Phelps (1978) attribute a "long, thin trill" to this species, but such a vocalization has not been documented with audio recordings. The apparent song is a short, rapid, jumbled series of musical warbles, lasting about two to three seconds, and changing pitch continuously throughout. Vuilleumier and Ewert (1978) mention, but do not describe, a flight song.

A call is short, high, thin note.

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Merida Flowerpiercer can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.