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Spotted Pardalote

Pardalotus punctatus


The Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) is one of the smallest of all Australian birds at 8 to 10 cm in length, and one of the most colourful; it is sometimes known as the Diamondbird. All Pardalotes have spots and all nest in tunnels at least sometimes; the Spotted Pardalote has the most conspicuous spots and (like the Red-browed Pardalote) always nests in tunnels. Pairs make soft, whistling wheet-wheet calls to one another throughout the day, which carry for quite a distance. One of the difficulties in locating a Pardalote is that the contact call is in fact two calls: an initial call and an almost instant response, and thus can come from two different directions.


Eucalypt forests, dry woodland - especially mallee.

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LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Really beautiful little bird and a wonderful picture!

maxwell 10 years ago

It's so cute

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jun 1, 2013
Submitted on Jun 1, 2013

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