The Mistletoebird is a small flowerpecker. The adult male has glossy black head and back, with glossy black upper surface of wings and tail. It has bright red throat and chest and red under the tail. The rest of the underside is white with dark streak down centre of belly. The female is brownish grey above and pale grey below with red under the tail. Immature males are similar to females with some red feathers starting to emerge on chest.
eucalypt forest, woodland, parks and gardens wherever mistletoe is found
The nest is pear shaped nest with narrow side entrance, made from plant down, fur and spider web. The nest is built hanging from a twig in outer tree foliage.
found throughout mainland Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License