Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker, A Striking Tiny Bird

Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

All birds have some specific characteristics that add more beauty and charm to their appearance. The same specificness you can notice in this striking tiny bird which has a lovely color combination of red and navy blue. 

The Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker is an outstanding tiny bird that wears a navy-blue coat with a vivid red streak on its back from head to tail. It is a species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker family which is scientifically named Dicaeum Cruentatum

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This bright red running streak of this bird makes it conspicuous in the world of birds. Let’s grab more details about this gorgeous Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker.

Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

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They are small birds with short tails and measure only 9 cm with 7 to 8 grams of weight. The Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker is sexually dimorphic. A male of these birds has a navy blue face, wings, and tail, with a bright red stripe running down from its crown to its upper tail coverts.

Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

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The female is olive green with a black tail and scarlet rump and upper tail coverts. However, both males and females have something in common; creamy white underparts, dark gray arched bills, and black eyes and legs. 

The Juvenile of Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker has similar plumage to that of a female but has an orange bill and lacks the bright red rump. 

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Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

Usually, they are found in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, China, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and most parts of Asia. However no global studies have been undertaken on the Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker, but it is thought to mostly range, in particular, Thailand and is considered rare in Bhutan and Nepal. 

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They are mostly found in subtropical and tropical lowland forests and sometimes in the gardens of some countries throughout South and East Asia. 

The Scarlet-Backed Flowerpeckers are commonly found living at an altitude of 1000 meters.

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Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

Females of Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker build their hanging pouch-shaped nests with side entrances on high branches once after finding their mates. 

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Hope you enjoyed reading about this beautiful creature. Thank you for reading. 

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