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The flowerpiercers name refers to their habit of piercing the base of flowers with their highly modified bills to access nectar that otherwise would be out of reach. Most flowerpiercers are restricted to highlands, especially the Andes, in South America, but two species occur in Central America.
See also: Glossy flowerpiercer, Masked flowerpiercer, Slaty flowerpiercer
Glossy flowerpiercerMasked flowerpiercerSlaty flowerpiercerWhite sided flowerpiercer