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DICAEIDAE Flowerpeckers > Bornean Flowerpecker

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Bornean Flowerpecker

Latin Name : Dicaeum monticolum

Site Name : Mesilau, Kinabalu Park

Photographer : PHILLIPPS, Quentin

Date : 0000-00-00

Notes : Hanging just in front of this flowerpecker is a string of mistletoe seeds previously excreted by this bird. The seeds are strung together by a sticky thread so that they will stick to a branch of a host plant which they can then parasatize. Flowerpeckers are specialist feeders on mistletoe fruits and spread the parasitic mistletoe plants in this way.