Flowerpeckers

Cebu Flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor)

Pale-billed FlowerpeckerThe Flowerpeckers are found in tropical southern Asia and Australasia from India east to the Philippines and south to Australia.

Description

Flowerpeckers are very small birds - averaging 10 to 18 cm in length including their short tails.

They are often brightly colored birds with short thick curved beaks and tubular tongues that are adapted for nectar feeding.  Males have brighter, more beautiful plumage details, while the females are mostly olive green.

Diet / Feeding

Flowerpeckers mainly feed on nectar, as well as small berries, spiders and insects.

Breeding / Nesting

The average clutch consists of 2-4 eggs, laid in a purse-like nest that is suspended from a tree.

Species

  • Family: Dicaeidae
    • Olive-backed Flowerpecker, Prionochilus olivaceus
    • Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Prionochilus maculatus
    • Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker, Prionochilus percussus
    • Palawan Flowerpecker, Prionochilus plateni
    • Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Prionochilus xanthopygius
    • Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker, Prionochilus thoracicus
    • Golden-rumped Flowerpecker, Dicaeum annae
    • Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum agile
    • Brown-backed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum everetti
    • Whiskered Flowerpecker, Dicaeum proprium
    • Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Dicaeum chrysorrheum
    • Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Dicaeum melanoxanthum
    • White-throated Flowerpecker, Dicaeum vincens
    • Yellow-sided Flowerpecker, Dicaeum aureolimbatum
    • Olive-capped Flowerpecker, Dicaeum nigrilore
    • Flame-crowned Flowerpecker, Dicaeum anthonyi
    • Bicolored Flowerpecker, Dicaeum bicolor
    • Cebu Flowerpecker, Dicaeum quadricolor
    • Red-striped Flowerpecker, Dicaeum australe
    • Red-keeled Flowerpecker, Dicaeum haematostictum
    • Scarlet-collared Flowerpecker, Dicaeum retrocinctum
    • Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Dicaeum trigonostigma
    • Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
    • Plain Flowerpecker, Dicaeum concolor
    • Flame-breasted Flowerpecker, Dicaeum erythrothorax
    • White-bellied Flowerpecker, Dicaeum hypoleucum
    • Pygmy Flowerpecker, Dicaeum pygmaeum
    • Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker, Dicaeum nehrkorni
    • Ashy Flowerpecker, Dicaeum vulneratum
    • Olive-crowned Flowerpecker, Dicaeum pectorale
      Red-capped Flowerpecker, Dicaeum geelvinkianum
    • Louisiade Flowerpecker, Dicaeum nitidum
    • Red-banded Flowerpecker, Dicaeum eximium
    • Midget Flowerpecker, Dicaeum aeneum
    • Mottled Flowerpecker, Dicaeum tristrami
    • Black-fronted Flowerpecker, Dicaeum igniferum
    • Red-chested Flowerpecker, Dicaeum maugei
    • Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Dicaeum ignipectus
    • Black-sided Flowerpecker, Dicaeum monticolum
    • Grey-sided Flowerpecker, Dicaeum celebicum
    • Blood-breasted Flowerpecker, Dicaeum sanguinolentum
    • Mistletoebird, Dicaeum hirundinaceum
    • Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum cruentatum
    • Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum trochileum


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