Tuesday, June 12, 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Mistletoebird


When we were up at Arkaroola, I tried so hard to get a 
Mistletoebird, Dicaeum hirundinaceum, actually on a mistletoe.

On the last morning, I had success of sorts. The lighting was not 
ideal and the tree was at some distance.


I just kept trying . . .


and trying to get a half decent image.


This is the bunch of mistletoe growing from a high up branch 
of Eucalyptus . . . can you spot the bird??


Happy birding to you all!

28 comments:

  1. Such a cute bird, Arija!
    My favourite image is the second one, followed closely by the last one.
    I did not know that there were mistletoes growing in Australia!
    Cheers from Vienna,
    Merisi

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  2. A cute bird it is and I think you got some great shots -- those are not easy to come by!! I didn't even know there was a mistletobird! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  3. He is a good looking bird and the name seems to suit him well.

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  4. Mistletoebirds looks so festive in their red breasts.

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  5. Love the third shot!
    His lovely colors keep him almost camouflaged in those leaves.

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  6. You got some great shots. Is mistletoe a parasite there like it is here?

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  7. Arija, you still managed to get decent shots:)Goodlooking bird indeed!!Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  8. Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. What a lovely little bird Arija your images are wonderful to see.

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  10. Great photos. Mistletoe birds seldom sit still for me either!

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  11. Great shots, - lovely to see!

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  12. aren't they the most beautiful little bird? Lucky what you got; lovely memories.

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  13. What a lovely bird, the coloring is pretty. And it is easy to see its color in the mistletoe. Great captures, Arija!

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  14. What a beautiful little bird!

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  15. The images you share from 'this wide brown land' are always a joy. Thank you.

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  16. Hi there - I tried (and failed) to photograph Mistletoebird back in the days of film! 1/2 a roll for not a thing!

    Nice pictures.

    Yes, I was able to get very close to the birds in my post. They did expect a few treats from me, but left disappointed.

    Stewart M

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  17. You managed to get some nice shots, Arija. Love the next to last one! Interesting tree.

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  18. I think you did very well Arija!! Such a cute bird. I find the small birds very hard to capture well because they don't like people and they often move about so much. That close up you got is wonderful.

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  19. Yes, I saw the bird in the branches! I used to see the Phainopeplas in the mistletoe in AZ. This bird is much more colorful but I like them both! I hope you are well!

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  20. Oh my gosh. I love this cute little bird!!! The bright red chest is beautiful.

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  21. I had never heard of the Mistletoebird, what a cool character it is too. Good job, even in poor lighting. Think of me later this day...going under...wish it were down under to visit you;') Hugs Arija~

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  22. Wow ! I never heard of that bird (no surprise there). I love that you got the picture of him sitting amongst his plant namesake. He's a beauty.

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  23. My goodness-- they must spread mistletoe all over the place! Beautiful bird!

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  24. What a cute little creature. Love his colors. I didn't kow how mistletoe grew.

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