Dicaeum chrysorrheum Temminck and Laugier, 1829, Java. Two subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Dicйe cul-d’or; German: Gelbsteiss-Mistelfresser; Spanish: Pica Flor de Rabo Amarillo.
4 in (10.2 cm); 0.32 oz (9 g). Bright green upperparts with white streaked underparts and thin, dark eye stripe.
D. c. chrysochlore: Nepal to Bhutan, Myanmar, Indochina, and Thailand; D. c. chrysorrheum: southern Thailand to Sumatra, Bali, Java, and Borneo.
Lowland and hilly forest up to 6,600 ft (2,000 m) in Sikkim, woods, orchards, and gardens.
Feeds at all heights. Aggressive.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Food consists of berries of mistletoes, figs, nectar, and insects.
Nest is well-hidden below 26 ft (8 m). Male and female assist in nest construction and incubation of two or three white eggs laid April–August.
Not threatened. Common in India, rare elsewhere.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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