Family Flowerpeckers (Dicaeidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Dicaeum chrysorrheum)


Taxonomy

French: Dicée cul-d’or German: Gelbsteiß-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores pechiestriado
Taxonomy:

Dicaeum chrysorrheum

Temminck

, 1829,

Java

.

See D. melanozanthum. Proposed race intensum (from Sikkim, in N India) considered synonym of chrysochlore. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • D. c. chrysochlore Blyth, 1843 – Himalayan foothills from C Nepal E to NE India (Assam, S to Mizo Hills), E Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills), Myanmar, S China (W & SE Yunnan) and Indochina, and S to C peninsular Thailand (Isthmus of Kra).
  • D. c. chrysorrheum Temminck, 1829 – S Thailand (S of Isthmus of Kra) S to Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Java (including Madura I) and Bali.
  • Descriptive notes

    9–10 cm; male 9·1–10·1 g, female 9 g. Greenish flowerpecker with striped underparts, large curved bill. Male nominate race has lores white, crown,... read more

    Voice

    A single “zeet”; flight call a repeated “zit-zit-zit”; also a repeated... read more

    Habitat

    Lowland and hill dipterocarp forest, lower montane forest and secondary forest, moist deciduous and... read more

    Food and feeding

    Feeds on fruits of mistletoes and small figs (Ficus), berries of Muntingia calabura, nectar; also insects, including... read more

    Breeding

    Laying Apr–Aug in India, fledglings in Jan in S Thailand, and juveniles in May and Sept in Peninsular Malaysia. Nest built by both... read more

    Movements

    Sometimes makes dispersal movements. Apparently crosses to Singapore from Peninsular Malaysia more... read more

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Common in India, but rare in Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh; uncommon in Myanmar and in Borneo; uncommon to common in Malay Peninsula; rare in Sumatra... read more

    Recommended citation

    Cheke, R. & Mann, C. (2019). Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Dicaeum chrysorrheum). 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/60122 on 16 January 2019).