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Spotted Pardalote

Pardalotus punctatus


The Spotted Pardalote is a tiny bird that is most often high in a eucalypt canopy, so it is more often detected by its characteristic call. The wings, tail and head of the male are black and covered with small, distinct white spots. Males have a pale eyebrow, a yellow throat and a red rump. Females are similar but have less-distinct markings.


The Spotted Pardalote's nest is an enlarged, lined chamber at the end of narrow tunnel, excavated in an earth bank. Sometimes they nest in tree hollows and occasionally in artificial structures. Both parents share nest-building, incubation of the eggs and feeding of the young when they hatch.

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6443, Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -32.36, Long: 125.32

Spotted on Jan 19, 2009
Submitted on Oct 10, 2011

Spotted for mission


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