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Spotted Pardalote (Male)

Pardalotus punctatus


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


The Spotted Pardalote's nest is an enlarged, lined chamber at the end of narrow tunnel, excavated in an earth bank. Which was just out the front of the holiday house we stayed at .


Seen with it's mate , posting next spotting.

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30 Comments (1–25)

lori.tas 9 years ago

Ah, Mole Creek is lovely. Will have to get there again soon.

CharliePrice 9 years ago

I go out to Mole Creek - Trowunna Wildlife Park its mostly wildlife conservation and education. But they do take in wildlife after they have been cared , till they are ready to be released...lovely owners and place to hang out for the day.

lori.tas 9 years ago

Hey Charlie, just wondering what animal sanctuary you go to. I'm only about 15 minutes from Bonorong, so all my rescues end up there.

Congratulations on PNR SOTW.

15thoffmeister 9 years ago

Beautiful! Birds are amazing creatures to watch. From their flight patterns, to their calls, and to their behavior.

Felicitaciones por el SOTD

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Congrats Charlie! What a little beauty.

CharliePrice 9 years ago

Your always welcome James , so glad you enjoy them so much ...and YES..a camera in hand is mandatory for visiting :)

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

I love it. I am so jealous of all the fantastic nature you have in your great country. One day if I am so blessed I shall visit, camera in hand. Thank you for sharing your great spottings

CharliePrice 9 years ago

Thankyou so much everyone ..yes James a little female wombat Georgie , that was being taken care of at a local refuge for injured animals ..she had been attacked by a dog , and doing a lot better this visit , i try to get out to the refuge atleast once a month :)

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Love the new user photo. That a wombat you are snuggling?

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Incredible Charlie

VivBraznell 9 years ago

Well done Charlie, a very worthy winner : )

SukanyaDatta 9 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Hey congrats again. He's magnificent.

CharliePrice 9 years ago

"Happy Dance" thanks so much Yasser and all the PN Rangers...totally thrilled ! Just love that so many get to see this little sweetie :)

Yasser 9 years ago

Charlie, you've done it again with another beauty! The Project Noah Rangers have selected this little bird as our Spotting of the Week! Congrats again and we just can't wait to see what you share next.


CharliePrice 9 years ago

Thankyou so much for the nomination for SOTW :)

StephenSolomons 9 years ago

For me these little guys beat the parrots hands down at being breath taking creatures, nice shooting!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fabulous spotting CP.

PieterColpaert 9 years ago

Wonderful bird and excellent pictures!!

CharliePrice 9 years ago

Thanks Vinny ...pretty happy to finally have these ..have tried many times , but failed ..they sure are quick !

Vinny 9 years ago

Great shot, they never sit still long enough for me to get a photo

CharliePrice 9 years ago

The straited i am yet too see....i was very lucky Lori , as the 2 had a nest in the soil embankment area out the front of the house , in front of that someone had done some burning off and there was quiet a pile of tree cuttings , ready for the next burn ..and the pair would sit there before scooting into the open tunnel patience payed off and i just sat motionless and waited , for when they come back and forth ...they would sit look around ..for atleast 2 mins before darting into the opening ....i was on holidays so had time to SIT! :)

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Oct 10, 2014
Submitted on Oct 14, 2014

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