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pardalotus striatus

  1. Pretty boy

    Pretty boy

    At long last I actually saw a Striated Pardalote!! Both Hans and Judy and Peter and Adrienne had been hearing them in various places, but I hadn't seen one. This one was very high in the tree, so rather a poor image but just recognisable! It remains the only one I've seen.
  2. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    Another shot of the Striated Pardalote. I must have spent at least ten minutes photographing this bird. He put on various poses, he danced, he called, all just 3 metres (minimum focus of my lens ) away.
  3. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote
  4. Pardalote.jpg

    Pardalote.jpg

    Diving Pardalote
  5. Nearly

    Nearly

    .... I have a Spotted Pardalote on the front cover of my Australia field guide. I was so wanting to see one. This isn't that one though, but a Striated Pardalote. And my first view of one (though Hans and Judy kept hearing them calling in various places). I was just pleased to get any...
  6. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

  7. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    Just off to Kindergym with the twin grandsons (aged 3) - will browse later.
  8. Saturday Fun.  Who said I'm knock-kneed?

    Saturday Fun. Who said I'm knock-kneed?

  9. pardalotes fighting

    pardalotes fighting

    The Striated pardalote appears to have the upper hand here, but was eventually driven off by the pair of endangered 40-spotted pardalotes
  10. Endangered pardalotes

    Endangered pardalotes

    A pair of endangered 40-spotted pardalotes were busily engaged in fighting off an invading Striated pardalote for a nesting hollow (not shown)
  11. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    Off to England tomorrow to sort out some family business, so maybe some posts of English birds next!
  12. Stirated Pardalote

    Stirated Pardalote

  13. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    Yet another Striated Pardalote. This one I saw emerge from a nest hole with parent and then start trying out its wings, for all the world as if this was its first flight!
  14. What the?

    What the?

    This is what he looked like when he pulled his head out! Goodness knows how he managed to end up looking like this - as if the hole were too small and he'd got stuck and had to wrench his head out!
  15. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    These Pardalotes nest in tree-holes, and I noticed this one standing alongside the hole and periodically burying his head inside it. See next image!
  16. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    This is the common Pardalote, its 'huit-huit' heard all round the Adelaide Hills, but much harder to photograph than its rarer cousin the Spotted Pardalote (posted on 19 June) as it spends most of its time higher up in the trees.
  17. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    Seen taking insects into nest in hole in tree.
  18. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    One of the commonest birds in the hills around Adelaide, its call is heard everywhere in the spring.
  19. Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote

    Another tiny bird(9cm) which nests in banks, however it usually prefers more open country than the Spotted. See http://www.aviceda.org/photo for more pics!
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