Flowerpeckers

(Dicaeidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Dicaeidae

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Flowerpeckers (genera Prionochilus and Dicaeum) are very small, often brightly colored birds with short, usually straight, bills and short stubby tails; keeping to higher levels of trees, they are noisy, singing chattering songs and making piping calls; berrypeckers are similar but larger with longer and more slender bills

Size

Number of genera, species

6 genera; 52 species

Habitat

Tall forest; all habitats from sea-level up to more than 12,000 ft (3,700 m)

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 2 species; Near Threatened: 5 species

Distribution

Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, south China, Hainan Island, Taiwan, the Malay peninsular, Indonesia, and the Philippines, Sulawesi, the Moluccas, New Guinea and its surrounding islands, and Australia

Distribution

Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, south China, Hainan Island, Taiwan, the Malay peninsular, Indonesia, and the Philippines, Sulawesi, the Moluccas, New Guinea and its surrounding islands, and Australia

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