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Plain flowerpecker

Binomial name: Dicaeum minullum, Robert Swinhoe, 1870

The plain flowerpecker (Dicaeum minullum) is a bird in the family Dicaeidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1870. It is found in the central Himalayas, through western Indonesia to Taiwan.

Description

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 Pamela C. 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).

Behaviour and ecology

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Like many flowerpeckers, it favours mistletoe for foraging.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Dicaeidae
Genus
Dicaeum
Species
Dicaeum minullum

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Plain flowerpecker, Dicaeum minullum in Thailand
Range map of Dicaeum minullum in Thailand