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Orange-Bellied Flowerpecker(Female)

Orange-Bellied Flowerpecker(Female)
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-16 4:52
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Orange-Bellied Flowerpecker
Size: 9 cm

Male is unmistakable. Note its bright orange under parts and bluish head and wings. The female is a plain olive color, with a yellow tinge on the lower belly.

A frequent metallic chick.

An adaptable forest bird found in dense wooded areas, often near lowland primary rainforest. Usually seen along disturbed edges of forest, logging trails and in nearby cultivation. It moves across the whole strata of the forest in a fast, jerky flight, feeding on small fruits and nectar. The nest is a tiny pouch with a side entrance, suspended from a twig in a tree.

A common resident breeder throughout Singapore.

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