Scientific Name: Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Malay Name: Sepah-Puteri Tongkeng Kuning
Chinese Name: 黄臀啄花鸟
Found from the Himalayan Foothills to Southern China, mainland Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Bali.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: chrysochlore, chrysorrheum.
Local Subspecies: chrysorrheum
Size: 10-10.5 cm
Differentiated from other flowerpecker species from the whitish loral stripe, yellowish-olive upperparts, mostly white underparts with bold blackish steaks and the distinctive orange-yellow undertail-coverts or vent. Juvenile display greyer underparts with duller streaks and pale yellow undertail-coverts.
Habitat: Broadleaved forest and forest edge.
Behaviour/Ecology: Know as a frugivore, in particular as a visitor to fig crops.
Local Status: Rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park and Singapore Zoo (River Safari).
BirdLife International. (2016). Dicaeum chrysorrheum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.