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Covered In A Suit Of Navy Blue He Wears A Vivid Red Streak That Runs From The Top Of His Head To The Base Of His Tail – Meet The Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker!

A brightly-colored bird covered in navy blue with a vivid red streak running from the top of his head right down his back to the base of his tail.

Meet the Scarlet-backed flowerpecker 

The scarlet-backed flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum), is a species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker Dicaeidae family. Only 9 cm (3.5 in) long this bird weighs only 7 to 8 grams (0.25 to 0.28 oz). The adult male is black and white on his underparts and navy blue above with a long broad bright red stripe from his crown to his upper tail coverts.
The female tends to be more of an olive green shade with a black tail. She is easily recognizable with upper tail covers and rump being a bright scarlet. This bird can be found throughout many parts of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. This bird is found living at an altitude of 1000 m (3500 ft), mainly in tropical and or subtropical moist lowland forests, wooded areas, and gardens. This bird is can quite often found in gardens with flowering and fruiting plants, especially mistletoe. Whether in forests or gardens mainly feeding on figs and fruit. During the breeding season, the Scarlet-backed flowerpecker weaves a pouch-shaped nest hanging from a high branch. The nest has a side entrance, which is something typical of the flowerpecker family as a whole. The population of this bird is thought to be in a stable condition with no evidence of any decline or immediate substantial threats.

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