Male, Blue Sheen on Back
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Species:||Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)|
|This Photo:||Female, Sitting on Eggs|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & 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.