Family Flowerpeckers (Dicaeidae)

Vulnerable

Black-belted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum haematostictum)


Taxonomy

French: Dicée à poitrine noire German: Schwarzgürtel-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores pechinegro
Taxonomy:

Dicaeum haematostictum

Sharpe

, 1876,

Guimaras, Philippines

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See D. australe. Proposed race whiteheadi (described from Mt Canloan, on Negros) considered indistinguishable from birds elsewhere in range. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Panay, Guimaras (perhaps extinct) and Negros, in WC Philippines.

Descriptive notes

10 cm. Plumage above is black, glossed blue; chin and throat white, black band across upper breast, rest of breast and belly grey with broad scarlet stripe down middle;... read more

Voice

Call “seet-seet”, sometimes becoming a trill; also “chip”, and rapid... read more

Habitat

Occurs in forest and at forest edge, also in open country, secondary growth, cultivation, coconut... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, spiders (Araneae); figs (Ficus); also fruits, flowers and possibly nectar and pollen from mistletoes (Loranthaceae).... read more

Breeding

Nests found in Mar, Aug and Sept, and juveniles observed in Aug; males with enlarged testes in Dec–Mar and May. Nest 7–11 m... read more

Movements

None recorded.  

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Negros and Panay EBA. Has small, extremely fragmented range, severely affected by clearance of lowland forest and scrub,... read more

Recommended citation

Cheke, R. & Mann, C. (2019). Black-belted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum haematostictum). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/60131 on 21 January 2019).