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Prionochilus xanthopygius (Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-rumped flowerpecker (Prionochilus xanthopygius) is a species of bird in the Dicaeidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia on the island of Borneo, to which it is endemic. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.66989
EDGE Score: 2.36743


Adult Weight [1]  7.6 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  30 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Borneo lowland rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Borneo peat swamp forests Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peninsular Malaysian peat swamp forests Malaysia, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southwest Borneo freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran lowland rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran montane rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran peat swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sundaland heath forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Batang Ai National Park II 62638 Sarawak, Malaysia
Betung Kerihun National Park II 1945086 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Danau Sentarum National Park 347674 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Gading National Park II 10840 Sarawak, Malaysia
Gunung Leuser National Park II 2203368 Sumatra, Indonesia
Gunung Niut Wildlife Reserve Nature Reserve IV 409109 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Palung National Park II 271203 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Kubah National Park II 6735 Sarawak, Malaysia  
Tabin Wildlife Reserve IV 275051 Sabah, Malaysia  
Tanjung Puting National Park II 987160 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Ulu Temburong National Park II 123279 Brunei Darussalam  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand Yes

Prey / Diet

Ficus acamptophylla[3]
Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)[3]
Ficus consociata[3]
Ficus crassiramea subsp. crassiramea[3]
Ficus fulva[3]
Ficus inaequifolia[3]
Ficus obscura[3]
Ficus pisocarpa[3]
Ficus sinuata[3]
Ficus subgelderi[3]
Ficus sumatrana[3]
Ficus uniglandulosa[3]
Ficus xylophylla[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aceros corrugatus (Wrinkled Hornbill)3
Aegithina viridissima (Green Iora)2
Alcippe brunneicauda (Brown Fulvetta)3
Alophoixus bres (Grey-cheeked Bulbul)7
Alophoixus finschii (Finsch's Bulbul)2
Alophoixus phaeocephalus (Yellow-bellied Bulbul)6
Anorrhinus galeritus (Bushy-crested Hornbill)6
Anthracoceros albirostris (Oriental Pied Hornbill)2
Anthracoceros malayanus (Black Hornbill)8
Arctictis binturong (Binturong)2
Buceros rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Hornbill)7
Callosciurus adamsi (ear-spot squirrel)5
Callosciurus nigrovittatus (black-striped squirrel)3
Callosciurus notatus (plantain squirrel)8
Callosciurus prevostii (Prevost's squirrel)9
Caloramphus fuliginosus (Brown Barbet)8
Calyptomena viridis (Green Broadbill)6
Chalcophaps indica (Common Emerald Dove)2
Chloropsis cochinchinensis (Blue-winged Leafbird)4
Chloropsis cyanopogon (Lesser Green Leafbird)7
Chloropsis sonnerati (Greater Green Leafbird)8
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)2
Dicaeum chrysorrheum (Yellow-vented Flowerpecker)3
Dicaeum concolor (Nilgiri Flowerpecker)3
Dicaeum everetti (Brown-backed Flowerpecker)2
Dicaeum trigonostigma (Orange-bellied Flowerpecker)7
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)3
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)3
Hylobates agilis (agile gibbon)2
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)5
Iole olivacea (Buff-vented Bulbul)5
Irena puella (Asian Fairy-bluebird)9
Ixos malaccensis (Streaked Bulbul)4
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)8
Megalaima australis (Blue-eared Barbet)7
Megalaima chrysopogon (Golden-whiskered Barbet)7
Megalaima henricii (Yellow-crowned Barbet)5
Megalaima mystacophanos (Red-throated Barbet)9
Megalaima rafflesii (Red-crowned Barbet)7
Oriolus chinensis (Black-naped Oriole)2
Oriolus xanthonotus (Dark-throated Oriole)3
Platysmurus leucopterus (Black Magpie)2
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)10
Presbytis comata (grizzled leaf monkey)2
Prionochilus maculatus (Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker)5
Prionochilus percussus (Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker)7
Prionochilus thoracicus (Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker)6
Psittacula longicauda (Long-tailed Parakeet)2
Pycnonotus atriceps (Black-headed Bulbul)4
Pycnonotus brunneus (Asian Red-eyed Bulbul)10
Pycnonotus cyaniventris (Grey-bellied Bulbul)4
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos (Spectacled Bulbul)10
Pycnonotus eutilotus (Puff-backed Bulbul)7
Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul)6
Pycnonotus plumosus (Olive-winged Bulbul)7
Pycnonotus simplex (Cream-vented Bulbul)3
Pycnonotus squamatus (Scaly-breasted Bulbul)2
Ratufa affinis (pale giant squirrel)3
Ratufa bicolor (black giant squirrel)2
Rhinoplax vigil (Helmeted Hornbill)4
Rhyticeros undulatus (Wreathed Hornbill)4
Rusa unicolor (sambar)2
Sundasciurus tenuis (slender squirrel)2
Symphalangus syndactylus (siamang)2
Treron capellei (Large Green Pigeon)3
Treron curvirostra (Thick-billed Green Pigeon)8
Treron olax (Little Green Pigeon)3
Treron vernans (Pink-necked Green Pigeon)2
Tricholestes criniger (Hairy-backed Bulbul)4
Tupaia glis (Common Treeshrew)4
Tupaia minor (Pygmy Treeshrew)7




Attributes / relations provided by
1Cheke, RA, Mann, CF & Allen, R. (2001). Sunbirds: a guide to the sunbirds, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, and sugarbirds of the world. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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