Flowerpeckers (Dicaeidae)

Red-chested Flowerpecker (Dicaeum maugei) - HBW 13, p. 385

French: Dicée de Maugé German: Blauwangen-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores de Maugé
Other common names: Blue-cheeked/Mauge’s/Timor Flowerpecker, Lesser Sunda Flowerpecker

Taxonomy: Dicaeum maugei Lesson, 1830, Timor.
Forms a superspecies with D. igniferum. Proposed race mariae (from Nusa Penida, off SE Bali) synonymized with neglectum; romae (from Roma I) considered indistinguishable from nominate. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • splendidum Büttikofer, 1893 - Salayar and Tanahjampea, S of Sulawesi.
  • neglectum E. J. O Hartert, 1897 - Nusa Penida (off SE Bali) and Lombok, in W Lesser Sundas.
  • maugei Lesson, 1830 - Romang, Damar, Timor, Sawu, Roti, Semau and perhaps Wetar, in E Lesser Sundas.
  • salvadorii A. B. Meyer, 1884 - Moa and Babar, in extreme E Lesser Sundas.