Saturday, March 17, 2018


Photographed on Boigu Island, Torres Straits, March 2018.
1245                    RED-CAPPED FLOWERPECKER                  Dicaeum geelvinkianum

AUSTRALIA                   740

Also known as Papuan Flowerpecker; recently split from Olive-crowned Flowerpecker. Endemic to New Guinea and adjacent islands; in Australia found on Saibai and Boigu. Found in woodlands, including secondary growth and mangroves. Eats small fruits, especially mistletoe, insects and spiders.

1 comment:

  1. a remote location but worth it for such a beauty with its striking scarlet cap