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Dicaeidae - Flowerpeckers



 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Dicaeidae

There are around 45 species of birds in this family. They are found in tropical regions in southern Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific.

Flowerpeckers are tiny birds - about 3-4 inches in length. They have short tails and curved bills and eat nectar, berries, and insects. Most species are brown or olive in color, but the males of some species have brightly colored red or yellow patches on their crown, rump, and breast.

Flowerpeckers are solitary except for the mating season and spend most of their time in trees.

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World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in the Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species


Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Midget Flowerpecker - Dicaeum aeneum Least Concern Australia
Striped Flowerpecker - Dicaeum aeruginosum Least Concern Asia
Thick-billed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum agile Least Concern Asia
Golden-rumped Flowerpecker - Dicaeum annae Least Concern Asia
Flame-crowned Flowerpecker - Dicaeum anthonyi Near Threatened Asia
Yellow-sided Flowerpecker - Dicaeum aureolimbatum Least Concern Asia
Red-striped Flowerpecker - Dicaeum australe Least Concern Asia
Bicolored Flowerpecker - Dicaeum bicolor Least Concern Asia
Gray-sided Flowerpecker - Dicaeum celebicum Least Concern Asia
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker - Dicaeum chrysorrheum Least Concern Asia
Plain Flowerpecker - Dicaeum concolor Least Concern Asia
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum Least Concern Asia
Pale-billed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum erythrorhynchos Least Concern Asia
Flame-breasted Flowerpecker - Dicaeum erythrothorax Least Concern Asia
Brown-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum everetti Near Threatened Asia
Red-banded Flowerpecker - Dicaeum eximium Least Concern Asia Australia
Red-capped Flowerpecker - Dicaeum geelvinkianum Least Concern Asia Australia
Visayan Flowerpecker - Dicaeum haematostictum Vulnerable Asia
Mistletoebird - Dicaeum hirundinaceum Least Concern Asia Australia
Buzzing Flowerpecker - Dicaeum hypoleucum Least Concern Asia
Black-fronted Flowerpecker - Dicaeum igniferum Least Concern Asia
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker - Dicaeum ignipectus Least Concern Asia
Red-chested Flowerpecker - Dicaeum maugei Least Concern Asia

  Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum melanoxanthum Least Concern Asia
Black-sided Flowerpecker - Dicaeum monticolum Least Concern Asia
Crimson-crowned Flowerpecker - Dicaeum nehrkorni Least Concern Asia
Olive-capped Flowerpecker - Dicaeum nigrilore Least Concern Asia
Louisiade Flowerpecker - Dicaeum nitidum Least Concern Australia
Olive-crowned Flowerpecker - Dicaeum pectorale Least Concern Asia Australia
Whiskered Flowerpecker - Dicaeum proprium Near Threatened
Pygmy Flowerpecker - Dicaeum pygmaeum Least Concern Asia
Cebu Flowerpecker - Dicaeum quadricolor Critically Endangered Asia
Scarlet-collared Flowerpecker - Dicaeum retrocinctum Vulnerable Asia
Blood-breasted Flowerpecker - Dicaeum sanguinolentum Least Concern Asia
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum trigonostigma Least Concern Asia
Mottled Flowerpecker - Dicaeum tristrami Least Concern Australia
Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum trochileum Least Concern Asia
White-throated Flowerpecker - Dicaeum vincens Near Threatened Asia
Ashy Flowerpecker - Dicaeum vulneratum Least Concern Asia
Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus maculatus Least Concern Asia
Olive-backed Flowerpecker - Prionochilus olivaceus Least Concern Asia
Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus percussus Least Concern Asia
Palawan Flowerpecker - Prionochilus plateni Least Concern Asia
Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus thoracicus Near Threatened Asia
Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker - Prionochilus xanthopygius Least Concern Asia