Scientific Name: Prionochilus thoracicus
Malay Name: Sepah-Puteri Belakang Kuning
Chinese Name: 赤胸锯齿啄花鸟
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.
Size: 10 cm
Identification: Parrot-like bill that is stouter than in any other local flowerpeckers. Male has black head with a small red crown patch, bright red breast with black border, yellowish body and black wings and tail. Female has greyish head, whitish throat and yellowish underparts. Juvenile has more greyish-olive underparts than female.
Habitat: Forest and secondary growth.
Behaviour/Ecology: Mainly or completely frugivorous.
Local Status: Very rare visitor
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
BirdLife International. (2016). Prionochilus thoracicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22717466A94533424.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker. Retrieved on December 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/scarlet-breasted-flowerpecker.