Pygmy Longbill

The Pygmy Longbill or Pygmy Honeyeater is a species of bird in the Melanocharitidae family. It is placed in the genus Toxorhamphus or in Oedistoma, which sometimes also includes the Dwarf Longbill . It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea on New Guinea and adjacent islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The Pygmy Longbill is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pygmy Longbill is sometimes included in the genus Toxorhamphus. References - 1. ^ Salomonsen, F (1960) "Notes on flowerpeckers (Aves, Dicaeidae). 1, The genera Melanocharis, Rhamphocharis, and Prionochilus" (PDF) American Museum novitates 1990 P. 28 2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Winkler, David W. "Melanocharitidae". Bird Families of the World. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Melanocharitidae
Genus : Oedistoma
Species : pygmaeum
Authority : Salvadori, 1876