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Birds

Tickell's
Flowerpecker

Least Concern

Stable

Tickell's Flowerpecker

Dicaeum erythrorhynchos

The Tickell's Flowerpecker is a tiny bird that feeds on nectar and berries, found in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The bird is common especially in urban gardens with berry bearing trees. They have a rapid chipping call and the pinkish curved beak separates it from other species in the region.

This is a tiny bird, 8 cm long, and is one of the smallest birds occurring in most parts of southern India and Sri Lanka. The bird is plain brownish to olive green. The underside is buff olive and does not contrast greatly with the upperparts and not whitish as in the Nilgiri Flowerpecker.

Pale-billed Flowerpecker

Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    মেটেঠোঁট ফুলঝুরি
  • Gujarati:
    પીળી ચાંચવાળી ફુલસુંઘણી
  • Hindi:
    फुलचूकी, फुलचुही
  • Kannada:
    ಬದನಿಕೆ
  • Malayalam:
    ചെങ്കൊക്കൻ ഇത്തിക്കണ്ണിക്കുരുവി
  • Marathi:
    टिकेलचा फुलटोच्या, छोटा फुलटोच्या
  • Nepali:
    रातोठुँडे पुष्पकोकिल
  • Tamil:
    திக்கெல்லின் பூங்கொத்தி
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
DICAEIDAE
Dicaeum erythrorhynchos

Quick Facts
  • It is the smallest (8 cm tall) bird amongst Indian birds.
Tickell's Flowerpecker

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