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Alternative Name: Common Goldenback
- Dinopium javanense
Size - 30cm (12in)
Golden mantle and wings, red lower back and rump, white face with two black malar strips and largely black hindneck with white sides of neck together with whitish underparts marked with blackish scales, distinctive. Throat and face tinged rufous or buff. Has three toes. Brown iris.
Male: Crown and pointed crest red
Female: Crown and crest black with whitish spots from forehead to the tip of the crest.
 Similar Species
Difficult to separate from Greater Flameback (Goldenback) from lateral view, especially at a distance. Best separated by colour of iris and hindneck pattern.
Asia: found from India to Indochina; Greater Sundas; Philippines.
There are 5 subspecies:
- In wet woodlands of western India
- On Eraban Island and adjacent north-eastern Borneo
Spot-throated Flameback was formerly included in this species.
Mangroves, forest edges, peat swamp forests, coastal scrub and plantations.
Usually seen in pairs, largely on tree trunks and stems probing soft bark for insects and grubs. Very social, regularly call out to each other.
Voice: a sharp churrrr and klek-klek in flight.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2012. IOC World Bird Names (version 3.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of several species including this one
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