Definition of flowerpecker in English:

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flowerpecker

Pronunciation: /ˈflaʊəˌpɛkə/

noun

A very small songbird with a short bill and tail, feeding chiefly on insects in flowers and found in Australasia and SE Asia.
  • Family Dicaeidae (the flowerpecker family): two genera, especially Dicaeum. The flowerpecker family also includes the pardalotes and the mistletoe bird.
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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