Masked Flowerpiercer, Ecuador

Masked Flowerpiercer
Guango, Ecuador
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 800   *   1/160 sec @ f/5.6

Flowerpiercers use their uniquely shaped bills, with sharp angled prongs at the tip, to pierce the corollas of long flowers at the base and extract the sweet nectar.

Their "sweet tooth" makes them frequent visitors at hummingbird sugar water feeders.

Photo ID: 20091102-20

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