Dicaeum cruentatum or Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker is a species of bird from flowerpecker family (Dicaeidae). This species is a passerine bird that can be found in gardens, towns, cultivated areas, secondary vegetation from lowlands to about 1,300 m high. As a part of its diet, D. cruentatum consume nectar, berries, spiders and insects.
The male of Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker has a black navy blue face, wings and tail, with a broad bright red stripe from its crown to its upper tail coverts. While the female is predominantly olive green with a black tail and scarlet upper tail coverts and rump. Both sexes have creamy-white underparts, black eyes and legs, and a dark grey arched bill. The juvenile has plumage similar to the female but has an orange bill and lacks the bright red rump. [Source: MyBIS]
Name: Scarlet-backed flowerpecker (male)
Scientific: Dicaeum cruentatum
Malay: Sepah Puteri Merah
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
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