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Photo by Romy Ocon
Laguna Province, Philippines, November 2004

Alternative name: White-bellied Flowerpecker

Dicaeum hypoleucum



South-east Asia: found in the Philippines.



There are 5 subspecies:

  • D. h. cagayanensis:
  • Northern Philippines (Sierra Madre Mountains of nort-eastern Luzon)
  • D. h. obscurum:
  • Northern Philippines (central and southern Luzon and Catanduanes)
  • D. h. pontifex:
    Philippines (Bohol, Samar, Leyte, Dinagat, Panaon, Mindanao)
  • D. h. mindanense:
  • D. h. hypoleucum:
  • Southern Philippines (Basilan, Bongao, Jolo, Tawitawi and Siasi)


Forest, edge and scrub, below 1500 m.



  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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