Scarlet-backed flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum

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A male scarlet-backed flowerpecker was seen feeding on ripe seeds bursting out of a fruit. Johnny Wee was at Ang Mo Kio Garden West, Singapore on 9 November 2021 when he witnessed the event.

These birds are easy to identify as they emit a clik-clik sound while flitting from plant to plant  to feed.

Image 1 : Scarlet-backed flowerpecker feeding on Melastoma seeds. 9 November 2021. Ang Mo Kio Garden West, Singapore.
Image 2: Flowerpecker grips twig and a leaf to maintain its standing position. 9 November 2021. Ang Mo Kio Garden West, Singapore.
Image 3: Another shot of flowerpecker feeding on seeds bursting out of a ripe Singapore Rhododendron fruit. 9 November 2021. Ang Mo Kio Garden West., Singapore.

 

Photographs © Johnny Wee.

Texts and captions by Teo Lee Wei.

 

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