Mistletoebird - brainteaser

Subject: Mistletoebird - brainteaser
From: Tony Crocker <>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:34:25 +1200
An earlier mistletoe and an earlier mistletoebird (with credit to Popper)....

m("","Peter.Fuller");"> wrote:

What came first, mistletoe or the mistletoebird?   : )

"Gary Blond" m("","gblond");"><>
Sent by: m("","owner-birding-aus");">

11/08/2004 05:44 PM

"birding aus" m("","birding-aus");"><>

[BIRDING-AUS] Mistletoebird

Am interested in attracting mistletoebirds to my garden. I live at Joynerin SE Qld ( about 25 kms north of Brisbane ).
Three questions:
1. Are they a common bird in these parts? ( according to Simpson and Day they are, but never sighted one! )
2. Is it true they are only attracted to the Mistletoe tree/shrub (?)
3.  Are Mistletoe trees/shrubs(?) available in nurseries?
Gary Blond

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