Christopher Taylor Bird Nature Wildlife Mammal Photography
bird photography
GALLERIES > BIRDS > PASSEROIDEA > DICAEIDAE > LEGGE'S FLOWERPECKER [Dicaeum vincens]


Legge's Flowerpecker Picture
 
 

nature photography

SPECIES INFO

The White-throated Flowerpecker or Legge's Flowerpecker ( Dicaeum vincens) is a small passerine bird. It is a endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka.

The White-throated Flowerpecker is a common resident breeding bird of forests and other well-wooded habitats including gardens. Two eggs are laid in a purse-like nest suspended from a tree.

This is a very small, stout flowerpecker, 10cm in length, with a short tail, short thick curved bill and tubular tongue. The latter features reflect the importance of nectar in its diet, although berries, spiders and insects are also taken.

The male White-throated Flowerpecker has blue-black upperparts, a white throat and upper breast, and yellow lower breast and belly. The female is duller, with olive-brown upperparts.





                                     



HOME · ABOUT ME · GALLERY · STOCKLIST · VIDEO · SEARCH · PRESS · CONTACT · BLOG · NEW STUFF
nature photography
All images and video © Copyright 2006-2016 Christopher Taylor, Content and maps by their respective owner. All rights reserved.
bird photography