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Subspecies tyrianthina
Photo by kitefarrago
Wild Sumaco, Napo, Ecuador, July 2016

Alternative name: Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer

Diglossa glauca


11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Dark blue plumage
  • Bright yellow eyes
  • Short up-turned bill, hooked upper mandible


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.


Placed in genus Diglossopis by some authorities.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • D. g. tyrianthina:
  • Eastern slope of Andes of south-western Colombia (Narino) and eastern Ecuador
  • D. g.a glauca:
  • South-eastern Peru (Jun¡n) to yungas of western Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)


Rather wet mossy cloudforest and forest borders.



There is not a lot of information available. They are known to eat berries and insects, and will likely eat nectar too. They feed in mixed species flocks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)

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