French: Dicée cul-d’or German: Gelbsteiß-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores pechiestriado
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.
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
A single “zeet”; flight call a repeated “zit-zit-zit”; also a repeated... read more
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
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
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
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