Red-capped flowerpecker

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Red-capped flowerpecker
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.


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


Forest and woodland, including secondary growth and mangroves.


Small fruits, especially mistletoe, insects and spiders.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Dicaeum geelvinkianum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  • BirdLife International (2006) Species factsheet: Dicaeum geelvinkianum. Downloaded from 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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