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.
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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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Resident or presumed resident BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Dicaeidae Genus Dicaeum Species Dicaeum minullum
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Dicaeum minullum (olivaceum)
Chae Son National Park Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lang Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Phu Kha National Park Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Kaeng Krachan National Park Khao Laem National Park Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Yai National Park Khlong Lan National Park Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khun Chae National Park Khun Nan National Park Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Lan Sang National Park Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai Mae Moei National Park Mae Ping National Park Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Nan District, Nan Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Nam Nao National Park Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary Pha Daeng National Park Phan District, Chiang Rai Phu Foi Lom National Park Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Kradueng National Park Phu Langka National Park Phu Suan Sai National Park Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Taksin Maharat National Park Tat Mok National Park Tham Sakoen National Park Thap Lan National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary Range map of Dicaeum minullum in Thailand
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