French: Dicée à calotte olive German: Olivkopf-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores de Mindanao
E. J. O. Hartert
Mount Apo, 3000 feet [c. 915 m], Mindanao, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
D. n. nigrilore
E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 – mountains of W, C & S Mindanao, in S Philippines.
D. n. diuatae
Salomonsen, 1953 – E Mindanao (Mt Hilong-Hilong, Mt Pasian and Mt Puting Bato).
c. 9·8 cm; 9·5–12·4 g. Fairly modest-looking flowerpecker with long, slender, curved bill. Nominate race has top of head light olive, mantle brown... read more
High-pitched, scratchy “zuti-zuti-zuti-zuti…” repeated 10–15 times; high... read more
Submontane and montane forests above 900 m; found particularly around flowering and fruiting trees... read more
Food and feeding
No information; diet thought to include fruits, pollen and nectar of mistletoes (Loranthaceae).
Nest-building observed in May; birds with active gonads in Jan, Apr and May. Nest, under construction, spherical, 15–18 cm in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Common. Nominate race occurs on Mt Malindang, Mt Kitanglad, Mt Apo, Mt... read more
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