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  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (female)

 

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A female Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, spotted in Kanchanaburi.

 

Females are brownish olive above and pale below.

 

  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (female)

 

  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (female)

 

Like the male (fig.), it also has a red rump and red uppertail-coverts, but those are not visible in these pictures taken from below.

 

Seen from below it is actually very similar to the female Plain Flowerpecker, yet it has a somewhat paler lower mandible and a less curved bill.

 

  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (female)

 

  Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (female)

 

It has a size of only 8.5 to 9 centimeters and belongs to the smallest birds in the country. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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See also WILDLIFE PICTURE.