HIS UNMISTAKABLE MIXTURE OF FIERY ORANGE YELLOW AND PALE BLUE MAKES HIM ALMOST AS COLORFUL AS THE FLOWERS HE HOVERS OVER!
Almost as colorful as the flowers he hovers over, he is hard to miss with his mixture of fiery orange, yellow and pale blue!
The orange-bellied flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma), is a species of bird in the Dicaeidae family. The male is the most distinctive, showing slate blue upper parts which extend to his crown, nape, wings, and tail, with a bright orange patch on his mantle.
His upper-breast area is a light grey-blue, changing to a fiery orange extending down to his vent where it changes to yellow.
The female is a drab olive-brown overall, with a pale orange rump and yellow belly.
This Asian bird species is found in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philipines, Singapore, and Thailand.
These birds are usually found in subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests, mangrove forests, and mountainous forests. They like the forest interior, but can also be found in disturbed forest edges as well as cultivated land.
These birds like to dine on fruit such as small figs, berries, as well as mistletoe. They are also known to take nectar if given the opportunity.
In monogamy, males and females work together to build a cup-like nest of plant material such as dried flowers, lichen, feathers, grass and/or small roots. Everything that is built is connected to the website. 1 to 4 eggs are laid inside and fertilize the male or female for about 15 days. Once hatched, the parents feed the chicks for 15 days after hatching.
Due to this species’ large breeding range and relatively stable population, the Orange-bellied flowerpecker is not thought to be under any current threat.