from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American honey-creeper or guitguit of the family Cærebidæ.
  • n. Some bird of the family Dicæidæ.


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  • Among these was a pretty little flower-pecker of a new species

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The fire-breasted flower-pecker (_Dicæum ignipectus_) is perhaps the smallest bird in India.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • They are known as the Nilgiri flower-pecker (_Dicæum concolor_) and

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • Between five and six hundred species are represented, varying from the great vulture known as the lammergeyer, which is 9 1/2 feet across the outstretched wing, down to the tiny flower-pecker, barely exceeding 3 inches from the end of its beak to the tip of its tail.

    The Heart of Nature or, The Quest for Natural Beauty


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