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Diglossa: Slaty Flowerpiercer, Cinnamon-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Chestnut-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Deep-Blue Flowerpiercer Books LLC

Diglossa: Slaty Flowerpiercer, Cinnamon-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Chestnut-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Deep-Blue Flowerpiercer

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Published May 30th 2010
ISBN : 9781157430582
Paperback
48 pages
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Chapters: Slaty Flowerpiercer, Cinnamon-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Chestnut-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Deep-Blue Flowerpiercer, Masked Flowerpiercer, Bluish Flowerpiercer, Black-Throated Flowerpiercer, Rusty Flowerpiercer, GlossyMoreChapters: Slaty Flowerpiercer, Cinnamon-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Chestnut-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Deep-Blue Flowerpiercer, Masked Flowerpiercer, Bluish Flowerpiercer, Black-Throated Flowerpiercer, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Glossy Flowerpiercer, White-Sided Flowerpiercer, Grey-Bellied Flowerpiercer, Black Flowerpiercer, Merida Flowerpiercer, Moustached Flowerpiercer, Venezuelan Flowerpiercer, Greater Flowerpiercer, Scaled Flowerpiercer. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 46. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Slaty Flowerpiercer, Diglossa plumbea, is a passerine bird which is endemic to the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama. 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 paramo habitat. Nest found in Chiriqui Mountains, PanamaThe large cup nest, built by the female, is made of coarse plant material and lined with fine fibres. It is placed 0.4 to 4 m up in a dense shrub, grass tussock or pine. The clutch is two brown-speckled pale blue eggs, which are incubated by the female alone for 1214 days to hatching. The Slaty Flowerpiercer has an upturned bill with a hooked upper mandible and pointed lower mandible. It is 10 cm long and weighs 9 g. The adult male is blue-grey with a lead-grey throat and breast. The tail and wings are blackish with grey feather edges. The female is olive-brown above with a paler throat and breast shading to buff on the belly. Young birds are like the female but have two tawny wing bars and faintly streaked buff-yellow underparts. The Slaty Flowerpiercer has ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=680767