Flowerpeckers (Dicaeidae)

Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum melanoxanthum) - HBW 13, p. 373

French: Dicée à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauch-Mistelfresser Spanish: Picaflores Ventrigualdo

Taxonomy: Pachyglossa melanozantha [error for melanoxantha] Blyth, 1843, Nepal.
The only member of its genus possessing a visible outermost primary, which is the character state in Prionochilus, but was placed in present genus owing to superficial resemblance to D. vincens; in tongue morphology, however, resembles D. australe and D. hypoleucum, and not Prionochilus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Himalayas from N India (E Uttaranchal) and N Nepal E discontinuously to Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur, NE Bangladesh, W & E Myanmar and S China (W & SW Sichuan S to W & NW Yunnan). Non-breeding also S to N Thailand, N Laos and extreme N Vietnam.

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