Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

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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)

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References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Dicaeum chrysorrheum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22717484A94534755.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.