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Red-capped Flowerpecker

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

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

Habitat

Forest and woodland, including secondary growth and mangroves.

Food

Small fruits, especially mistletoe, insects and spiders.

References

  • 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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