The small Mistletoebird is the only Australian representative of the flowerpecker family. Mistletoebirds have a specialised digestive system which has adapted to quickly digest the soft, sticky mistletoe berries - they eat little else but they do take nectar from mistletoe flowers, a few insects especially when nesting, and the odd other small fruits. They have a peculiar behaviour of "wiping their bottom" to rid themselves of the sticky seeds thus helping in the spread of the parasitic mistletoe plants. In most places, without Mistletoebirds the mistletoe itself would soon die out. Mistletoebirds are locally nomadic, following the fruiting mistletoes which vary from place to place according to the species. They breed in pairs, mainly in spring and summer. (Source: Graeme Chapman, n.d.), (Image: Brian Sullivan).