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Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker
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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: 2010-04-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-18 4:11
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Points: 2
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Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker
(Dicaeum cruentatum)
Size: 9 cm

Male distinguished from other flowerpeckers by red-crowned and back. Female is dull brown with red-vent only.

A frequent metallic tick, often in flight.

An adaptable and successful member of this family, found in all kinds of wooded habitats except closed forest. It can be seen in gardens, urban parks and open country with scattered trees. It flies restlessly from one treetop to the next, often detected only by its clicking call. The nest in small woven pouch with a side entrance suspended from a branch high inside a tree, typical of the family.

A common resident breeder throughout Singapore.

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I thing,u r too Close!!! Great Shot :-)

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