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Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker, A Striking Tiny Bird That Wears A Navy Blue Coat With A Vivid Red Streak

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The brightly-colored bird scarlet-backed flowerpecker is such an outstanding bird. This striking little creature wears a navy blue coat with a vivid red streak running right down from its head to tail.

This bright red streak is what makes this flowerpecker conspicuous in the world of birds. Its underparts, however, are a bit less gorgeous. They are in black and white only. Unlike male scarlet-backed flowerpeckers, the females have olive-green plumage with a black tail, making them look like juveniles. Both sexes share the same gorgeous red streak.

This bright red streak is what makes this flowerpecker conspicuous in the world of birds. Its underparts, however, are a bit less gorgeous. They are in black and white only. Unlike male scarlet-backed flowerpeckers, the females have olive-green plumage with a black tail, making them look like juveniles. Both sexes share the same gorgeous red streak.

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The scarlet-backed flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum), is a species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker Dicaeidae family. Only 9 cm (3.5 in) long this bird weighs only 7 to 8 grams (0.25 to 0.28 oz). The adult male is black and white on his underparts and navy blue above with a long broad bright red stripe from his crown to his upper tail coverts.
The female tends to be more of an olive green shade with a black tail. She is easily recognizable with upper tail covers and rump being a bright scarlet. Juveniles look more like the female, but they do have a bright orange bill and lack the bright red rump.
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After finding mates, female scarlet-backed flowerpeckers build their nest hanging on a high branch. This nest is in the shape of a pouch and has a side entrance. All members of the flowerpecker family do this when building their nests.
This bird can be found throughout many parts of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. This bird is found living at an altitude of 1000 m (3500 ft), mainly in tropical and or subtropical moist lowland forests, wooded areas, and gardens.
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This bird is can quite often found in gardens with flowering and fruiting plants, especially mistletoe. Whether in forests or gardens mainly feeding on figs and fruit. During the breeding season, the Scarlet-backed flowerpecker weaves a pouch-shaped nest hanging from a high branch. The nest has a side entrance, which is something typical of the flowerpecker family as a whole.
The population of this bird is thought to be in a stable condition with no evidence of any decline or immediate substantial threats. Watch and Listen to this bird right here below: 

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