Jan 5, 2011

The tiny but elegant Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum), 8.5 cm

Just 8.5 cm this hyper active flowerpecker is always a challenge to photograph. One has to be very patient and be prepared to lie in wait for sometime as a way to 'outwit' this tiny bird and be rewared with some good pics. Usually seen in pairs but at times could be in a flock of up to a dozen birds.
Commonly found in open forest, parks and gardens. The male has a bright red plumage from head to tail on it's back and blackish head/breast-sides whilst the female have a bright red rump.

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