French: Dicée à gorge blanche German: Burumistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores de Buru
Other common names:
Flame-breasted Flowerpecker (when combined with D. schistaceiceps)
Diceum [sic] erythrothorax
Lesson and Garnot
Buru, southern Moluccas
Buru, in S Moluccas.
9 cm. Male nominate race has head grey, glossed green, throat white; upperparts olive, rump yellowish-green, upperwing-coverts and remiges dark brown with broad olive edging... read more
Single, repeated, high note, “tcheep tcheep tcheep”.
Inhabits forest, scrub and riverine areas; in lowlands, generally up to 800 m, but to 950 m on... read more
Food and feeding
No information; diet probably includes fruit, and perhaps also nectar and pollen of mistletoes (Loranthaceae). Forages in canopy. Occurs in... read more
Laying: Oct or Nov, and nestling found in Nov. Nest an unlined oval pouch, 90 × 55 mm, entrance just above centre, made of plant... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Buru EBA and in Northern Maluku EBA. Common to uncommon on Halmahera; common on Buru.
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