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Bicolored flowerpecker

Bicolored flowerpecker
Bicolored Flowerpecker (inexpectatum subspecies) feeding of figs in Quezon.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Dicaeidae
Genus: Dicaeum
Species:
D. bicolor
Binomial name
Dicaeum bicolor
(Bourns & Worcester, 1894)

The bicolored flowerpecker (Dicaeum bicolor) is a species of bird in the family Dicaeidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Habitat

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forest and more rarely on tropical moist montane forests of up to 2,250 meters above sea level.[2] They often form mixed flocks with other flowerpecker species, white-eyes, sunbirds, fantails and other small forest birds.

Description

A skin of the bicolor sub-species.

Small, short thick bill, sexes differ, in inexpectatum male upperparts glossy blue black; throat, center of breast, belly, and under tail coverts white; sides and flanks light grey; pectoral tufts white. female upperparts olive green; underparts light olive grey; center of breast and belly yellowish white; pectoral tufts yellow white.

This consists of three subspecies

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Dicaeum bicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22717503A94535982. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22717503A94535982.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Allen, Desmond (2020). Birds of the Philippines. Lynx. pp. 342–343.
  3. ^ Allen, Desmond (2020). Birds of the Philippines. Lynx. pp. 342–343.


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