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Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker

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MalePhoto © by darwin1601Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo, November 2018
Photo © by darwin1601
Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo, November 2018
Prionochilus xanthopygius


[edit] Identification

9 cm (3½)

  • Slate-blue head and upperparts
  • Yellow underparts and rump
  • White Axillaries
FemalePhoto © by Joe PanGomantong, Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia, June 2006
Photo © by Joe Pan
Gomantong, Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia, June 2006


  • Grey face
  • Yellowish-green upperparts
  • Yellow underparts
  • Silvery-white scapulars

[edit] Distribution

South-east Asia: found in the lowlands of Indochina, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Island of Borneo and Indonesia

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Male, showing ruby crown patchPhoto © by MacNaraDanum Valley, Borneo, May 2016
Male, showing ruby crown patch
Photo © by MacNara
Danum Valley, Borneo, May 2016

Peat swamp and secondary forests, forest edges. Dipterocarp forests and plantations.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They eat flowers, nectar, pollen, buds, ripe fruit, insects and spiders.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)

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