Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – Pipturus argenteus

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Calvin Chang a.k.a. deswitch documented a male Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) feasting on the fruits of Pipturus argenteus (Family Urticaceae) around the Dairyfarm area in Singapore in November 2009.

An earlier post shows an Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) eating the same fruits. This is an introduced weedy plant of wastelands.

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

  1. Richard Corlett

    It is very noticeable how this flowerpecker likes really soft fruits: mistletoes, Pipturus, Muntingia, Melastoma.

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