Mistletoebird
Female, Head
Murray Mallee Region
Mistletoebird
Male, Blue Sheen on Back
 
    
Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Perching Bird (Passeriformes)
Family: Flowerpecker (Dicaeidae)
Species: Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
This Photo:     Female, Sitting on Eggs

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills
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 19-Dec-2016
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)