Flower beetles (genus of birds)
Flower beetles are a genus of songbirds from the flower beetle family.
It unites birds that are found mainly in New Guinea and the Philippines. Another part of the range stretches from India through China to the southern borders of Australasia. They usually live in small groups in trees or bushes. They do not migrate, but remain faithful to their places of birth.
These are small birds with short legs and tails. The plumage is not bright in color, both sexes are almost the same. In some species, males are distinguished by brighter plumage. The short beaks have small teeth-like projections that help them eat sticky fruits. Their tongue curls up into a tube, making it easier to extract the nectar. In addition to him, they feed on berries and fruits, as well as insects and spiders. They prefer the yellow berries of the Loranthus longiflorus plant from the family of belt flowers, being an important factor in the spread of its seeds.
The nest has a round shape, it is suspended from tree branches, the entrance to it is on the side. Various stalks and cobwebs are used as a building material. In clutch there are from two to four eggs.