Plain flowerpecker

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Plain flowerpecker
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Plain flowerpecker (olivaceum) at Manas National Park, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Dicaeidae
Genus: Dicaeum
Species: D. minullum
Binomial name
Dicaeum minullum
(Swinhoe, 1870)

The plain flowerpecker (Dicaeum minullum) is a species of bird in the Dicaeidae family.[1] It is found in the central Himalayas, through western Indonesia to Taiwan.

Description[edit]

These birds are tiny (9 cm long) and there is no marked difference between the males and females. The subspecies found in northeastern India, extending into Myanmar, Laos and southern China is called olivaceum by earlier authors but is treated by Rasmussen as a separate species Dicaeum minullum (which includes the population minullum from Hainan Island and is now termed as the Plain Flowerpecker in the more restricted sense).[2]

Behaviour and ecology[edit]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, F and D Donsker (2011), IOC World Bird Names (version 2.9) 
  2. ^ Rasmussen PC & JC Anderton (2005). Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Volume 2. Smithsonian Institution & Lynx Edicions. pp. 545–546.