Black throated Flowerpiercer
The Black throated Flowerpiercer is a bird belonging to the Thraupidae family. This species is easily recognizable with its black upperparts and chestnut belly. It has a black head with a contrasting chestnut mustache stripe and silvery sides and shoulders. The Black throated Flowerpiercer is found in two separate populations, one in Peru and northern Bolivia and the other in northern Colombia. It is usually seen alone or in pairs and often forages in low scrubby vegetation at the edge of forests or in gardens. This bird prefers relatively dry habitats that are not fully forested. You can spot this bird on our bird photography tours in the Manu Reserved Zone.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo