Red-capped flowerpecker

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Red-capped flowerpecker
DicaeumKeulemans.jpg
Subspecies D. g. rubrocoronatum, illustration by Keulemans, 1885
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Dicaeidae
Genus: Dicaeum
Species: D. geelvinkianum
Binomial name
Dicaeum geelvinkianum
Meyer, 1874

The red-capped flowerpecker (Dicaeum geelvinkianum) is a small passerine bird endemic to, and widespread within, New Guinea and adjacent islands. It has recently been split from the olive-crowned flowerpecker Dicaeum pectorale.

Identification[edit]

A common but inconspicuous tiny bird with short bill and tail, red cap, rump and, in the male, red spot on the breast.

Habitat[edit]

Forest and woodland, including secondary growth and mangroves.

Food[edit]

Small fruits, especially mistletoe, insects and spiders.

References[edit]

  • BirdLife International (2006) Species factsheet: Dicaeum geelvinkianum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 6/12/2006
  • Coates, Brian J. The Birds of Papua New Guinea. Vol.II. Dove Publications: Queensland. ISBN 0-9590257-1-5

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