Definition of flowerpecker in English:


Line breaks: flower|peck¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈflaʊəˌpɛkə


A very small songbird with a short bill and tail, feeding chiefly on insects in flowers and found in Australasia and SE Asia.
More example sentences
  • Fruits displayed on the tips of branches are available primarily to small birds-the flowerpeckers, mynas and delicate, hovering sunbirds that can feed on the wing.
  • Just on the other side of one window was a fruiting shrub that attracted two species of leaf birds, as well as orange-bellied flowerpeckers.
  • Some groups (e.g. sunbirds, flowerpeckers) have keys to identification.

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