Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker

If you peer into the centre of the picture you will see a little tiny bird with a red stripe down his back. This is the male scarlet-backed flowerpecker and its only about 8.5cm long. He enjoys starfruit seeds and flowers and hopping from branch to branch. This is a very elusive bird, I've only managed to get one photo of it, as by the time i take out the camera, he's gone. We've also seen his wife, a mostly brown bird with red wing tips, but not caught her on film yet.

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