Pardalotus striatus (PARDALOTIDAE) Striated Pardalote


Small bird found in almost any habitat with trees or shrubs throughout Australia except most arid areas. Plumage varies according to location. Usually has white eyebrows with a yellow spot in front of the eye, olive-grey backs and a white stripe in the wing. Feeds in the foliage in the tops of trees, occasionally coming close to the ground in low shrubs. Eats a wide variety of insects and their larvae, nests in burrows.

Photo: Derek Boddington

Nest Holes in a Sandy Creek Bank

These burrows are commonly found along Fish Creek in Walton Bridge Reserve The Gap. The bids can be observed returning to these burrows throughout the morning, or feeding nearby.

Photo: Robert Whyte