(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.