Very common breeding resident found all over the
. Pale-billed Flowerpecker is the smallest
bird of the island which frequents the canopy of tall trees and gardens, feeding
on juicy fruits of many kinds while parasitic Loranthus species (Pilila) being its favorites This bird helps to spread sticky seeds of Loranthus by adhering them to the
branches of trees. Beside fruits it also eats many small insects and spiders.
The breeding season lasts from January to August and it build a nest – a small
bag of cotton and fibers slung from a twig high up in a tree- placed among
large leaves where it lays two white eggs. Sri Lanka