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 fire-breasted flower-pecker (_Dicæum ignipectus_) is perhaps the smallest bird in India.
They are known as the Nilgiri flower-pecker (_Dicæum concolor_) and
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.