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Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus dolichorhynchus   - Female
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Cameron Highlands (1600m), Malaysia
Date : 13 May 2009
English synonyms:Bronze-backed Flowerpecker, Buff-bellied Flowerpecker, Fire-throated Flowerpecker, Green-backed Flowerpecker, Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker, Sumatra Flowerpecker (beccarii), Sumatran Flowerpecker (beccarii), Cambodian Flowerpecker (cambodianum)
Bird Family :Dicaeidae - Flowerpeckers & Mistletoebird
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Very common in the higlands. Saw a pair feeding on fruit of mistletoe at the Boh Tea estate. Quite friendly but photographs (especially of male) difficult in late evening light & amidst the foliage.
Notice the brownish stain above & below the base of the beak in the female. Some resin from fruits? - Amar
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