Black Flowerpiercer (Diglossa humeralis)

As the name implies this is a species that take a short-cut to the nectar by piercing the flower at its base, and with it also circumvents the pollination of the flowers it pierces. Thus the flower is not getting anything in return.

This behavior is seen in many species, even some insect species will do this on flowers like honeysuckles.

It sounds like this:

Elevation: 3211 meters

Last updated on 19 May 2021