Flowerpeckers

Dicaeidae

This family of tiny birds, with a short tail and slightly decurved beak, is widespread throughout Australia, southern Asia and the South Pacific. Two species have been recorded in Australia, the Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum is endemic to Australia, while the Red-capped Flowerpecker D. geelvinkianum occurs throughout the lowlands of New Guinea and has been recorded on islands within the Torres Strait.