Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker taking a leaf bath

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Choo Teik Ju a.k.a. choo photographed a female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) taking a leaf bath on a simpoh air (Dillenia suffruticosa) leaf. This happened on the morning of July 2008 along Jalan Durian in Singapore’s offshore island of Pulau Ubin.

Wrote Teik Ju, “I ever seen a Striped Tit Babbler (Macronous gularis) taking bath on the leaves of simpoh air at Chestnut Avenue, but was surprised to see this pretty lady taking a bath on simpoh air leaf too.”

Image by Choo Teik Ju.

This post is a cooperative effort between and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.


8 Responses

  1. In darwin, we met a group of birder….They use a water hose nearby to wet the leaves and soon enough small bird flew in to bath. We do the same the 2nd day and same result. But birds seem to like the wet leaves in shaded area.

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  6. Awesome share!

    Mind if I reposted a sumary of this post in my Russian blog? I would give you all due credit for it of course.

  7. Sure, if you are a genuine blogger.


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