1309. Dicaeum erythrorhynchum ceylonensis

(1309) Dicaeum erythrorhynchum ceylonensis.

The Ceylon Flower-pecker.

Dicaeum erythrorhynchus ceylonensis Babault, Mission Babault p. 293 (1920; (Ceylon). Dicaeum erythrorhynchus. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 381 (part).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Similar to Tickell's Flower-pecker but much darker above.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in Tickell's Flower-pecker, but the whole of the culmen is dark horny-brown

Distribution. Ceylon only.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. Those of the preceding bird. Wait says that it is found wherever the trees are infested with the parasitic Loranthus and that in the forest it feeds on the berries of creeping plants.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1309. Dicaeum erythrorhynchum ceylonensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1309
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
433
Common name: 
Ceylon Flower Pecker
M_ID: 
28737
M_SN: 
Dicaeum erythrorhynchos ceylonense
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
4227

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