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Thick‑billed Flowerpecker Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Family : Dicaeidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Thick-billed Flowerpecker is a tiny greyish passerine of the treetops with a stubby bill (length 10 cm, weight 8.5 g, wing 6 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 1.4 cm, tail 3 cm). The upperparts are unmarked dull olive-grey, the rump and fringes of the wing feathers have an olive cast, that tail is short and darker with a narrow white terminal band on tail. The underparts are greyish-white with an indistinct dark malar stripe and faint brown streaks on the breast. Its irises are orange-red, the stout bill is horn-grey with a duskier upper mandible, and the mouth is bright yellow. It has slaty legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. It breeds in January-June. It feeds on figs, berries, nectar, spiders and insects.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: markus lilje(www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ross Gallardymore information, please contact us.