Platen’s Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Palawan Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker
Forms a superspecies with and , although some range overlap between these two species in Borneo; present species (in both sexes) is intermediate between these two in plumage characters. Described form considered indistinguishable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
9 cm; 8–9 g. Male nominate race is dark greyish-blue above, except for orange-red centre of crown and yellow rump; chin and malar stripe white, separated by greyish-...
Repeated high-pitched metallic “seep-seep”.
Forest, secondary growth, scrub and gardens, particularly around fruiting and flowering trees...
No information on diet, but probably includes fruit, nectar and pollen of mistletoes (Loranthaceae). Occurs in all storeys of forest....
Fledged young observed in Mar, and birds with active gonads in Apr, May and Aug. No other information.
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Palawan EBA. Common in much of its range. Occurs in St Paul Subterranean River National Park.