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Moonidjedang are highly adapted to their diet of mistletoe berries and may spread native mistletoe into the garden.

Small Songbirds Bushland

Noongar Names: Moonidjedang

Scientific Name: Dicaeum hirundinaceum

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cat predation and habitat loss

Will they visit?: They frequently visit home gardens with dense vegetation and located near large reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nests constructed in the canopy of large trees

Diet: Native mistletoe berries

Water: Shallow bird bath

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersion

ReWild Benefits

Mistletoebirds a crucial to the dispersal of native mistletoe throughout the landscape. If you want to know more about Mistletoebirds visit BirdLife Australia. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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