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Photo by mehdhalaouate
Sulawesi, Indonesia, June 2004
Dicaeum aureolimbatum


8·5 cm (3¼ in); a tiny flowerpecker

  • Bright olive-green upperparts
  • Paler crown
  • Brighter green rump
  • Blackish-brown upperwing and tail
  • Blackish-grey auriculars

3Sexes similar.


Sulawesi and nearby islands.

A common species in its range but most often difficult to spot.



There are two known geographical variations[1]:

  • D. a. aureolimbatum:
  • Sulawesi, Bangka, Lembeh, Muna and Butung islands
  • D. a. laterale:
  • Sangihe Island (off northern Sulawesi)


Primary and tall secondary forests and forest edges.



The diet is mainly small figs, mistletoe berries, pollen and spiders and small insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)

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