Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Size from 7-9 cm. Male tricoloured: brillant scarlet from forehead to rump, black from sides of face down neck and wings to tail, bright red rump, pale whitish-grey below from throat down centre of breast and abdomen. Female -olive-grey with dark tail, bright red rump, pale whitish-grey below.
Frequents the the canopy of primary forests, feeding in clusters of fruiting mistletoes. At the forest edges frequently feeds on fruiting Melastoma shrubs.
Voice a frequent metallic tick often in flight.