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  • Mistletoebird

  • Dicaeum hirundinaceum
  • Males have a glossy blue-black head, wings and upperparts, a bright red throat and chest, a white belly with a central dark streak and a bright red undertail. Females are grey above, white below, with a grey streak on the belly, and a pink undertail. These birds are swift and erratic fliers, moving singly or in pairs, usually high in or above the canopy.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=336
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=336&p=305
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Mistletoebird

  • Males have a glossy blue-black head, wings and upperparts, a bright red throat and chest, a white belly with a central dark streak and a bright red undertail. Females are grey above, white below, with a grey streak on the belly, and a pink undertail. These birds are swift and erratic fliers, moving singly or in pairs, usually high in or above the canopy.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Dicaeum hirundinaceum
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 564
  • Size
  • 10-11cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=336&p=305
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=336
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/mistletoebird