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Slaty Flowerpiercer with Fiery-throated Hummingbirds Sneaking the sugary mix! Diglossa plumbea,Fiery-throated hummingbird,Panterpe insignis,Parque Nacional Los Quetzales,San Gerardo de Dota,Slaty flowerpiercer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Nice capture! I just saw a tufted titmouse trying to get nectar out of a hummingbird feeder this morning. Too bad it was empty! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks, I think I have another flowerpiercer from Venezuela, still looking for that. Never seen the Tufted Titmouse but it looks a bonny bird. Was it your hummingbird feeder? Posted 7 days ago
      1. Cool! It was my mom's hummingbird feeder. The hummingbirds are gone for the winter, but she left the empty feeders out. It has been extremely cold and I think the titmouse was searching for water. It had tried getting water at the bird bath first, but that was frozen. So, it moved onto the hummingbird feeder, which of course was empty. I thawed the bird bath, though, and the birds came right over to it! Posted 6 days ago
        1. They would, that's great - 1st morning with a bit of snow on our fells, the Pennines, today - down to 2,500ft with a storm tonight so expect to have snow here tomorrow. Take care.
          Posted 6 days ago
          1. We got a dusting of snow last night and expect more of the same tomorrow. Nothing is accumulating so far, though. Stay warm <3. Posted 5 days ago
            1. Bad last night - but clear where were this morning altho' I was photographing my local rugby team this afternoon - very cold about -5c. Now at my son's - here comes supper - Cheers, Posted 5 days ago
  2. A totally wonderful shot. Congratulations Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks very much - I liked the straining, it was doing. {;¬) Posted 7 days ago

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The slaty flowerpiercer, ''Diglossa plumbea'', is a passerine bird endemic to the Talamancan montane forests.

This is a common bird in mountain forest canopy and edges, and especially in sunlit clearings and areas with flowering shrubs, which can include gardens. The lower altitudinal limit of its breeding range increases from 1200 m in the north of Costa Rica to 1900 m in the southern mountains. It is found well above the timberline in páramo habitat.


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Similar species: Passerines
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Uploaded Nov 25, 2021. Captured Aug 19, 2018 18:57.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/332s
  • ISO1250
  • 200mm