French: Dicée tacheté German: Goldbrust-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores moteado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. septentrionalis
Robinson & Kloss, 1921 – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand.
P. m. oblitus
(Mayr, 1938) – extreme S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
P. m. maculatus
(Temminck, 1836) – Sumatra (including Nias I and Belitung) and Borneo.
P. m. natunensis
(Chasen, 1935) – N Natuna Is (Bunguran).
10 cm; male 7·5–11·8 g, female 7·8–7·9 g. Nominate race has dark olive-green head, orange patch on crown, pale lores; upperparts,... read more
High-pitched “tswik”; various harsh, metallic chittering calls; hoarse disyllabic, “tsweet-tsweet”... read more
Dipterocarp, alluvial and secondary forests, peatswamp-forest, occasionally in montane forest, at... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, nectar and pollen of mistletoes (Loranthaceae); other fruits, including those of Melastoma malabathricum andfigs (... read more
In Malay Peninsula, eggs mid-Aug, fledglings late Jul and late Oct, and juveniles early May to early Oct; laying in Mar on Belitung (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in S Myanmar; locally common to uncommon in S Thailand and common in Peninsular Malaysia; not uncommon in Sumatra and Borneo. Formerly... read more
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