Mistletoebird
Male, Standing Guard over the nest
Murray Mallee Region
Mistletoebird
Female, Head
 
    
Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Flowerpecker (Dicaeidae)
Species: Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
This Photo:     Female, Standing Guard over the nest

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA & Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Stunning little birds these with the female being grey-brown with cherry red rump. The male having a bright red throat and rump with dark satin blue dinner jacket. Short tail.
They make their nests out of spiderweb!
We have presented our photo's here in cronological order to get a perspective of their mating cycle.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Dec-2016
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)