Striated things …

Spotted Pardalotes have had a good run over recent weeks – I thought it time to highlight its local relative, the Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus.

While Spotted Pardalotes usually make earthen tunnels to nest in, Striated Pardalotes prefer wooden nesting sites – they’ll use tree hollows or openings in buildings with equal happiness. Look out for them around town and in the bush at this time of year as they start to pair up and display around potential nest sites.

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Striated Pardalote, Wyndham Street Newstead, 23rd August 2015.

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And, while on things striated, I spotted this nest on a walk late this afternoon. Suspended high up in the canopy of a Yellow Box, it’s the nest of a Striated Thornbill. Nice to find them breeding in Rotunda Park.

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Striated Thornbill nest, Rotunda Park Newstead, 30th August 2015.

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One of the adults in Silver Wattle below the nest … taken at dusk.

One response to “Striated things …

  1. Just stunning, Geoff. Amazing photos. Thank you.

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