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Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla   - Adult female
Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Open trail through mixed secondary & primary jungle, Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 26 February 2013
English synonyms:Crimson breasted Flowerpecker
Bird Family :Dicaeini - Flowerpeckers & mistletoebird
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This was the commonest flowerpecker feeding on these berries. Quite a number came, predominantly females, immatures and juveniles with a few males. Often competitive feeding between birds but the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma was the most aggressive at chasing others away.

Feeding was either by pulling the ripe, small berries off and crushing them or biting off pieces when possible. There was a need to “flutter” to gain aces to berries at the terminal end of slender branches.

The adult female shown in these images to highlight 3 features. The grey-white malar-stripe (submoustachial stripe) which is not as distinct as in the male and best seen from below. The orange crown-flash best seen when the bird tilts forward to feed. The median orange-yellow breast-flash in females is not adequately described in some guides. - Amar

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