White-throated Flowerpeckers, Legge's Flowerpeckers


Photo Wanted The White-throated Flowerpeckers or Legge's Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum vincens) are endemic to Sri Lanka. They occur in forests and other well-wooded habitats, including gardens.

These very small, stout flowerpecker average 10cm in length, including the short tail.

The bill isshort, thick and curved. The tongue is and tubular (tube-shaped), which facilitates collecting nectar, which makes up most of its diet. They also eat berries, spiders and insects.

The male White-throated Flowerpecker has a blue-black back, a white throat and upper chest. The lower and abdomen are yellow.

The female has a duller plumage and olive-green back.

The average clutch consists of two eggs laid in purse-like nest that are suspended from trees.



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