Diglossa glauca

The Deep-blue Flowerpiercer , also known as the Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer, is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in humid Andean forests in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. It is the only species of flowerpiercer with bright yellow eyes.

The Diglossa glauca is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Diglossa glauca, Diglossopis glauca Deep-blue Flowerpiercer Diglossa gloriosa Merida Flowerpiercer Diglossa gloriosissima Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa humeralis Black Flowerpiercer Diglossa indigotica, Diglossopis indigotica Indigo Flowerpiercer Diglossa lafresnayii Glossy Flowerpiercer Diglossa major Greater Flowerpiercer Diglossa mystacalis Moustached Flowerpiercer Diglossa plumbea More

Flowerpiercer" for Diglossa glauca, and this has been followed by essentially all literature, until Ridgely & Greenfield (2001) changed this to "Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer," with the following note: "The species was formerly called the Deep-blue Flowerpiercer, but it stands out among flowerpiercers not for its deep-blue coloration (many others are equally blue) but for its conspicuous golden yellow iris.'" This was not followed by Clements and Shany (2001), Hennessey et al. More

* Diglossa glauca Sclater & Salvin 1876 * Diglossa glauca tryianthina Hellmayr 1929 * Diglossa gloriosa Sclater & Salvin 1871 * Diglossa gloriosissima Chapman 1912 * Diglossa gloriosissima boylei Graves 1990 * Diglossa hyperythra Cabanis 1850 * Diglossa indigotica Sclater 1856 * Diglossa indigotica incae Chapman 1925 * Diglossa intermedia Cabanis 1850 More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Diglossa
Species : glauca
Authority : Sclater & Salvin, 1876