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Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker - BirdForum Opus

Photo by chrisli
Malaysia, August 2011
Prionochilus maculatus


10 cm

  • Olive-green head
  • Orange criwn patch
  • Pale lores


Southeast Asia: found in Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas and Sumatra



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • P m. septentrionalis:
  • P m. oblitus:
  • P m. maculatus:
  • P m. natunensis:
    North Natuna Islands


Broadleaved lowland and swamp forest. Somtimes in montane forests.



Their diet consists of a variety of fruits and figs. They are partial to the fruit, pollen and nectar of mistletoe.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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