Species Details

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Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dicaeum cruentatum
Family : Dicaeidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Fire-breasted Flowerpecker is a tiny, green and buff passerine of the treetops (length 9 cm, weight 6 g, wing 4.8 cm, bill 1 cm, tarsus 1.3 cm, tail 2.6 cm approximately). The male is visibly different from the female. The male is metallic blue-green above including the cheeks and the sides of the breast. The underparts are rich buff with a scarlet patch on breast and a black line in the centre of the belly. The female has dull olive-green upperparts, and warm buff underparts with an olive wash on the flanks. The male has a thin black slightly down curved bill, that of the female has a yellow to orange patch on the base of the lower mandible. It feeds on insects, spiders, berries and nectar. It breeds in the hills of northeast India in March-June.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Vijay Anand Ismavel (www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Anand Ismavel ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Okamoto Keita Sinmore information, please contact us.