Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker


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The scarlet-backed flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) is a species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker familyDicaeidae. 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.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. No global population studies have been undertaken; it is thought to be common throughout most of its range particular in Thailand, although it is considered rare in Bhutan and Nepal.[1] It is found up to 1000 m (3500 ft), in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, wooded areas and gardens.[5] In the north of its range, it is found in southeastern China to Fujian (as the subspecies Dicaeum c. cruentatum).[5] It has been recorded from both native and plantation forest in West Bengal in India. source

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