Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus)

Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers (Prionochilus maculatus)

Flowerpeckers

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker aka Yellow-threated Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus)


The Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers (Prionochilus maculatus) occur naturally in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand, where they inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Subspecies and Distribution:

Prionochilus maculatus maculatus (Temminck, 1836) – Nominate Race: Sumatra (including Nias and Belitung Islands) and Borneo

?Prionochilus maculatus septentrionalis (Robinson & Kloss, 1921):  Found in extreme South Myanmar (South Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand

Prionochilus maculatus oblitus (Mayr, 1938): Extreme Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia

Prionochilus maculatus natunensis (Chasen, 1935): North Natuna Islands (Bunguran islands)

Description:

Average length (including tail): 3.9 inches or 10 cm

Weight Range: Males: 0.3 – 0.4 oz (7.5 – 11.8 g); Females: ~ 0.3 oz or 7.9 g.

Plumage: mostly olive-green, darker above and streaked pale below. Nominate has an orange patch on the crown.  

Diet:

Mostly feed on nectar, pollen of mistletoes (Loranthaceae) and various fruits, including figs and the fruits of the Malabar melastome (Melastoma malabathricum).

Other Global Names 

Chinese: ??????? … Czech: kv?tozob pruhoprsý, Kvetozob žlutohrdlý  … Danish: Olivenstribet Blomsterpikker … Dutch: Geelbuikhoningvogel, Geelbuik-honingvogel … German: Goldbrust-Mistelfresser … Finnish: Pensaskukastaja … French: Dicée à poitrine dorée, Dicée tacheté … Hungarian: sárgabegy? virágjáró … Indonesian: Pentis Raja … Italian: Beccafiore pettogiallo /  golagialla … Japanese: ki-mune hana-dori modoki, kimunehanadorimodoki, ??????????  … Lithuanian: Geltonkr?tis žied?iulpys … Malay: Burung Sepah Putih … Norwegian: Grønnstripeblomsterfugl  … Polish: krasniak / kra?niak plamisty … Pinyin: huáng-hóu jù-ch? zhuó-hu?-ni?o … Russian: ??????????? ???????? … Slovak: bobuliar škvrnitý  … Spanish: Pica Flor de Garganta Amarilla, Picaflores Moteado  … Swedish: Gulbröstad blomsterpickare … Thai: ???????????????

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