10 November 2013

Australian Flowerpecker

Striking little birds



Birds in Backyards informs that this bird is the only Australian member of the Flowerpecker family.

I'd never heard of a Flowerpecker before (had you?), so I'll have to try and remember that one!  By putting that name up for the title of this post, hopefully it stays in my head for when I need to bring it to the fore sometime.  Geez, now who can I impress...?

female, in White Cypress Pine



(yes, photo is right way up)

Flowering Mistletoe


What I did know this sweet little bird as before today, was by it's more common name, the Mistletoebird!


Location: Tottenham, N.S.W.

20 comments:

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of this Australian Flowerpecker, Carole.
This is not in the Netherlands.
Greetings Irma

Montanagirl said...

Wow, that is one striking looking bird! Such beautiful coloring!

John Kooistra said...

Nice shots of one of our smallest birds, Carole.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful and colorful bird. I like both of the names, the Mistletoebird and the Flowerpecker! Great shots, Carole!

Brian King said...

This is a first for me. Beautiful red!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome shots. amazing colors!! hope you are well. big big hugs. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful color combination! :)

Roy Norris said...

One of your many colourful species Carole. Lovely bird.

grammie g said...

Hi Carol... Sure puts on a show, with that splash of red chest!!
Well I'm impressed I never heard of the bird with either of it's names!
I like his common name best!!
Does a great acrobatic act too!!
Thanks for sharing ! You learn something every day!!

Grace

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Carole, your Australian Flowerpecker is a beauty. Lovely markings on its feathered. I also enjoyed your flowers. Thanks so much and have a great week :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have never heard of that name either. Neat looking bird.

Jan Castle said...

What a lovely bird Carole....pretty coloring!
Jan

Merlesworld said...

He is a fine looking fellow.
Merle.......

Stewart M said...

I was thinking thats a Mistletoe bird - and it was!

We got really good views of the platypus right at the start of the visit to the lake - but of course my cameras were still in the bag as it was a bit of a walk in! Out on the lake the couple we saw were just too distance - there are shapes in the picture I know are platypus - but nobody else would!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Bob Bushell said...

I love your Australian birds, and this there, takes the biscuit, well done.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful bird - love the deep crimson neck and the shade of crimson in the tail

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Il est très majestueux dans son arbre!
Très joli post! Interesting post ! marvellous shot !
Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages, Merci, bonne journée!
Cath.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole Yes I know this bird as the Mistleoebird. I love the colours of it and the antics of it. Great shots of it.

Helma said...

Maybe little birds Carole, but what I see of birds with you is very nice. Always separate birds and beautiful colors and I dar So, enjoy cruising the more of :-)

Wally Jones said...

Wow! That's a colorful bird!
Had not heard of this species before.

Thank you for sharing, Carole!