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flowerpecker

[flou-er-pek-er]
noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for flowerpecker

Historical Examples

  • I saw this flowerpecker once, in the moss forest above Tenom.

    Birds from North Borneo

    Max C. Thompson

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