Atypical Nest Locations of the Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum)

The Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum) usually build nests that are located 6-9 meters above the ground, suspended from the terminal twig of a branch; often hidden or covered above with leaves (Cheke & Mann 2001; Wells 2007). Often trees … Continued

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – leaf bath

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A pair of Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker ( Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum) that was enjoying a morning ‘shower’ using water/dew on the leaves of a Manihot glaziovii (Ubi Gajah or Wild Tapioca). Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Fruit farming with secondary growth … Continued

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – calls

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I watched a male Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum ignitum) for an extended period and recorded some calls. Special Note: Since I used a directional mike, these calls can be heard quite clearly when played-back on the camera. They also play … Continued

Birds feeding on Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra)

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An earlier post dealt with a family group of Blue-winged Leafbirds (Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis) feeding on the nectar and fruits of the Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra) at the fringe of the city LINK. This post lists other birds that were … Continued