Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

Scientific Name: Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Malay Name: Sepah-Puteri Tongkeng Kuning
Chinese Name: 黄臀啄花鸟

Range:
Found from the Himalayan Foothills to Southern China, mainland Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Bali.

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: chrysochlore, chrysorrheum.

Local Subspecies: chrysorrheum

Size: 10-10.5 cm

Identification:
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).

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

References:
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.