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Photo © by jaray
Khao Yai NP, Thailand.
Dicaeum chrysorrheum


Subspecies chrysochlore
Photo © by Chiranjib18
Chapanala, Assam, India, July 2017

9–10 cm (3½-4 in)

  • Green upperparts
  • Black streaks on white underparts



Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java and Bali, Lesser Sundas



Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • D. c. chrysochlore:
  • D. c. chrysorrheum:


Lowland and hill dipterocarp forests, lower montane and secondary forests.



They eat a variety of fruit and berries including mistletoes and figs, nectar and insects.


Both adults build the well-hidden nest. The clutch contains 2-3 white eggs, which are laid April–August and are incubated by both parents.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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