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- Dicaeum virescens
The only flowerpecker in its range.
- Bright olive-green plumage
- Speckled crown
- Pale face and brow
- Greyish breast
- Yellow belly
- Glossy black tail
- Short thick curved bill
Endemic to the Andaman Islands, India.
This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considerd conspecific with Nilgiri Flowerpecker and Plain Flowerpecker.
Woodland edges, cultivation. Often associated with mistletoes.
The 2-3 eggs are laid in a purse-like nest suspended from a tree or bush.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Rasmussen, PC and JC Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334672
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