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flowerpecker

[ flou-er-pek-er ]
/ ˈflaʊ ərˌpɛk ər /
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noun

any of numerous small, arboreal, usually brightly colored oscine birds of the family Dicaeidae, of southeastern Asia and Australia.

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Origin of flowerpecker

First recorded in 1880–85; flower + pecker
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Example sentences from the Web for flowerpecker

  • I observed this flowerpecker once at Quoin Hill, in much-disturbed primary forest, but was unable to secure a specimen.

    Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson
  • Prionichilus maculatus maculatus (Temminck): Yellow-throated Flowerpecker.

    Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson
  • I saw this flowerpecker once, in the moss forest above Tenom.

    Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson
  • Prionichilus xanthopygius (Salvadori): Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker.

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British Dictionary definitions for flowerpecker

flower-pecker

noun

any small songbird of the family Dicaeidae, of SE Asia and Australasia, typically feeding on nectar, berries, and insects
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