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Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China
Dicaeum minullum


9 cm, short tail, short thick curved bill and tubular tongue. Olive-brown upperparts and greyish white underparts.


Southern Asia from eastern India east to Indonesia.



  • D. m. olivaceum:
  • D. m. minullum:
  • Hainan Island (southern China)
  • D. m. uchidai:
  • D. m. borneanum:
  • D. m. sollicitans:

It was formerly considerd conspecific with Nilgiri Flowerpecker and Andaman Flowerpecker. All three together were known as Plain Flowerpecker, Dicaeum concolor.


Woodland edges, cultivation and isolated stands of trees, often in hilly country.



The 2-3 eggs are laid in a purse-like nest suspended from a tree or bush.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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