Family Flowerpeckers (Dicaeidae)

Least Concern

Timor Flowerpecker (Dicaeum hanieli)


French: Dicée de Haniel German: Timor-Purpurmistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores de Timor

Dicaeum hanieli


, 1912,



Hitherto treated as conspecific with D. sanguinolentum and D. wilhelminae, but differs from former in its much smaller red spot on breast (2); creamy-buff vs orange-buff on underparts (2); reduced black ventral stripe (1); and clearly longer, deeper bill and longer wing and tail (but n=2 males; allow 2). Differs from D. wilhelminae in its small red spot on breast vs red from chin to all breast (3); creamy-buff vs pale grey belly (2); weaker black ventral stripe (1); longer wings, tail and (seemingly notably) bill (but n=2 males; allow 2). Monotypic.

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Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). Timor Flowerpecker (Dicaeum hanieli). 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 on 19 October 2018).