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Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla   - Juvenile
Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Fringe of Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 30 June 2013
English synonyms:Crimson breasted Flowerpecker
Bird Family :Dicaeini - Flowerpeckers & mistletoebird
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Saw a family of 4, two adults and two juveniles, feeding on Syzygium samarangense (Water Jambu) fruit. The female fed the juveniles pieces of fruit but due to my presence was wary. However, the juveniles were able to feed independently as well.

Their usual fruit is smaller berries like the Melastoma malabathricum (Straits Rhododendron) and the Clidemia hirta (Hairy Clidemia). But I have seen them on a number of occasions handle large fruit that is soft and that they can tear off smaller pieces. - Amar

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