Thursday, June 3, 2010

Plain Flowerpecker

Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor borneanum, is an uncommon local resident from sea level to 1,200 meters, more common at higher altitudes.

This is the smallest bird in Borneo, measuring only 8 cm. Its very small size, thin bill and plain color are diagnostic. Easily confused with Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile and Brown-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum everetti, which are also similarly plain but has thicker bill.

It is a bird of secondary forest, scrub jungle, and village clearing. It feeds on both insects and berries.

This bird is my lifer and my number 313 photographed wild birds of Borneo.


 Happy birding.


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