Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker: Bad table manners

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“The Straits Rhododendron (Melastona malabathricum) is a common wild plant native to Singapore. Besides having rather pretty flowers, its fruits, which are also edible by people, attract many species of birds.

“There is a plant right outside my living room. This Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) is a frequent visitor. He is a messy eater who does not wipe his beak after meals.
 
Lee Chiu San
Singapore
31st August 2017

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