Pale billed flowerpecker

Pale-billed-flowerpecker

Hindi name: Phulchuki

Pale billed flowerpecker is the smallest (8 cm) bird found in Southern India. It is also known as Tickell’s flowerpecker. It is a restless bird and flies from tree to tree.

How does the bird appear…

The bird is plain brownish to olive green. The underside is buff olive . Bill is down curved and pale. The iris is brown. The legs are dark greyish in colour. Both sexes are similar.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

The bird is commonly seen in urban gardens with berry bearing trees.

Food:

It feeds on fruits, nectar and berries. It swallows the whole fruit. It also feed by crushing ripe berries and sipping the juice.

Breeding & Nesting:

Breeding season is from February to June. The nest is pear shaped with slit entrance.

Interesting facts:

Its digestion is extremely rapid, and the sticky seeds pass out within 3-4 minutes and the seeds are extruded after feeding on every three or four berries consumed.

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