Dicaeum erythrorhynchus, Lath.
238. :- D. minimum, Tickel. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 374-'; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 390.
Length, 3.12; wing, 1.75 ; tail, 0.88; tarsus, 0.66 ; bill at front, 0.38.
Bill pale-fleshy; tip dusky; irides brown; legs leaden-brown. Above ashy-olive, paler and fulvescent beneath; wings and tail darker.
Tickell's Flower-pecker is locally common in many parts of the Deccan. At Belgaum, where it is very common, it breeds in the hot weather. It occurs along the Sahyadri Range as far north as Mahableshwar and has been procured at Ratnagiri. It has not been recorded from any other portion of our limits.