Definition of mistletoebird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪs(ə)ltəʊˌbəːd/


An Australian flowerpecker that feeds mainly on mistletoe berries, the male of which has a bright red breast.
  • Dicaeum hirundinaceum, family Dicaeidae. Alternative name: mistletoe flowerpecker.
Example sentences
  • We saw a grey fantail spreading its tail, a leaden flycatcher wagging its tail, a pair of rufous whistlers, and a pair of mistletoebirds.
  • Female and male Mistletoebirds do not look similar.
  • The female Mistletoebird builds the nest by herself with no help from the male.

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