Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker


Using Canon 5D Mk3, EF 100-400mm Lens, ISO1600, F/9.0, 1/640

This bird was taken this morning at my backyard.  It flew to the mango tree and perch there for a while with enough time for me to take a clear shot on handheld.  This common resident is about 9 cm in size.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) is a species of passerine bird in the flowerpecker family Dicaeidae. 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.

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