Mistletoebird
Female, Feeding Chicks
Murray Mallee Region
Mistletoebird
Male, After Feeding
 
    
Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Perching Bird (Passeriformes)
Family: Flowerpecker (Dicaeidae)
Species: Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
This Photo:     3 Happy Chicks

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 © 2017 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jan-2017
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)