Thick-billed Flowerpecker

This species is defined as a rarity. Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page.

Scientific Name: Dicaeum agile
Malay Name: Sepah-Puteri Ekor Salji Biasa
Chinese Name: 厚嘴啄花鸟

Range:
Found from Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia.

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: agile, zeylonicum, pallescens, modestum, atjehense, finschi, tinctum, obsoletum.

Size: 10 cm

Identification:
Adults have brownish to olive-green upperparts, pale white underparts with dark streaks, reddish orange eyes, malar line and a dark thick bill. Juveniles have pink bills and faint streaks.

Habitat: Broadleaved forest and forest edge.

Behaviour/Ecology: Forages at the canopy of flowering and fruiting trees probably for mistletoes and small insects. Often observed twisting/jerking its tail when perched like it is dancing.

Local Status: Very rare resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2017)

Past accepted records in our database:

Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):

Photos:

External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Thick-billed Flowerpecker)

References:
BirdLife International. (2017). Dicaeum agile. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T105991992A111181409.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.