Distribution

Flowerpeckers of the genus Prionochilus are found in Thailand, Vietnam, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The genus Dicaeum occurs in the same areas but also extends to the Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, south China, Hainan Island, Taiwan, Sulawesi, the Moluccas, New Guinea and its surrounding islands, and Australia. Berrypeckers (genera Melanocharis, Rhamphocharis, Oreocharis, and Paramythia) are restricted to New Guinea.

The fan-tailed berrypecker (Melanocharis versteri) shows its distinctive tail. (Photo by W. Peckover/VIREO. Reproduced by permission.)
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