Moustached Flowerpiercer Diglossa mystacalis



Conservation Status

The conservation status of the Moustached Flowerpiercer has been listed by IUCN Red List as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016). It received this categorization due to its large estimated range, about 121,000 km2, and although the world population is unknown, it has been described as fairly common as there is an absence of evidence for substantial declines or threats. Although the population is not threatened globally, it may be at risk locally in unprotected areas (Hilty 2011). Parker et al. (1996) considered this species of "low" conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds. Humans activities have been detrimental to some of the forests this species inhabits. More research clarifying where populations are thriving is needed. There are currently four protected areas to help hinder negative impacts: Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, Manú National Park, Huascarán National Park, and Madidi National Park (Hilty 2011). Researching the impacts these areas have had on the populations could lead to a better understanding of the needs of these birds.

Effects of human activity on populations

Parker et al. (1996) consider Diglossa mystacalis to have a "low" degree of sensitivity to human disturbance relative to other Neotropical birds. However, much of its range is unprotected and subject to increased forest clearing and burning which could have a negative effect on the populations (Hilty 2011).

Recommended Citation

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