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A photo of a Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum), male
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Male

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Dicaeum cruentatum

The scarlet-backed flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) is a species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker family Dicaeidae. Sexually dimorphic, the male has navy blue upperparts with a bright red streak down its back from its crown to its tail coverts, while the female and juvenile are predominantly olive green. It is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and occasionally gardens in a number of countries throughout South and East Asia. Measuring 9 cm and weighing 7 to 8 g, the scarlet-backed flowerpecker is a small bird with a short tail. It exhibits sexual dimorphism. The male has a navy blue face, wings and tail, with a broad bright red stripe from its crown to its upper tail coverts. The female is predominantly olive green with a black tail and scarlet upper tail coverts and rump. Both sexes have creamy white underparts, black eyes and legs, and a dark grey arched bill. The juvenile has plumage similar to the female but has an orange bill and lacks the bright red rump.
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Sightings

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Chonseng N Sangma
Saturday 13 May 2023 - 6:32am
India
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Николай Марченко
Saturday 15 Apr 2023 - 1:03pm
Thailand
A map showing the sighting location
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Николай Марченко
Sunday 09 Apr 2023 - 6:30am
Thailand
A map showing the sighting location
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Николай Марченко
Tuesday 04 Apr 2023 - 11:06am
Thailand
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