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Photo © by Zosterornis latistriatus
Barangay Poblacion, Banga, Aklan, Panay, Philippines, 16 December 2022

Alternative names: Visayan Flowerpecker; Red-keeled Flowerpecker (also used for Dicaeum australe)

Dicaeum haematostictum


10 cm

  • Black upperparts with bluey sheen
  • White underparts, greyer on belly
  • Black bar on upper breast with a bright scarlet patch extending from the bar and continuing as a line down the centre of breast and belly
  • Longish, fine bill.


South-east Asia: found in the Philippines (Panay and Negros); probably extinct on Guimaras


This is a monotypic species[1].

Has been considered conspecific with Red-striped Flowerpecker.


Forests, scrubby habitats and gardens, where it frequents fruiting or flowering trees.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International

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