Female, Standing Guard over the nest
Female, Sitting on Eggs
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Flowerpecker (Nectariniidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)|
|This Photo:||Female, Head|
Thank you George Seagull for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly 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.