Species Details

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Scarlet‑backed Flowerpecker Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dicaeum minullum
Family : Dicaeidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker is a tiny passerine of the treetops with a red rump (length 9 cm, weight 7.5 g, wing 4.8 cm, tarsus 1.3 cm, tail 2.6 cm approximately). The male is visibly different from the female. The male has a scarlet crown, nape, back and rump, black ear-covert and sides of the head and glossy blue-black wings and tail. The centre of its underparts from the throat to vent is pale buff with grey on the sides of its breast and flanks. The female has olive-brown upperparts, dark brown wings, a blackish tail, and the rump and uppertail-coverts are scarlet. It has buffish underparts with grey sides. It has, buffish underparts with grey sides. It feeds on insects, spiders, berries and nectar. It breeds in April-August.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Marc Anderson(www.xeno-canto.org/Marc Anderson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.