Species Details

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Little Spiderhunter Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dicaeum ignipectus
Family : Dicaeidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Little Spiderhunter is a small olive passerine with yellow underparts and an exceptional long bill (length 16 cm, weight 13 g, wing 6.8 cm, bill 3.4 cm, tarsus 1.5 cm, tail 4 cm approximately). Its entire upperparts are plain olive. The short dark brown tail has a white tip. It has greyish cheeks, a broken white eye ring and white lores with a darker moustacial stripe. The throat is white and the rest of the underparts are pale yellow. It feeds on nectar, insects and spiders. It calls frequently while foraging. It breeds in May-August.
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;photo credit: markus lilje (www.inaturalist.org/people/ markus lilje ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Mandar Bhagat(www.xeno-canto.org/Mandar Bhagat), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.