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No nest-box needed !

August 31, 2012

We first heard this Striated Pardalote calling somewhere in a large Yellow Box tree in our front garden.  Upon investigation, we saw it popping in and out of a hole at the end of a cut branch (see arrow on photo at left).

The Striated Pardalote builds a cup-shaped nest at the end of either a tree hollow or, like the Spotted Pardalote, a burrow in an earth bank.

We have since seen what is probably the male sitting on the branch, and announcing the coming breeding season with its loud chip-chip song, which you can hear by clicking on the icon below. The Striated Pardalote also has a contact call consisting of a soft trill.

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  1. Susan and Joel King permalink
    September 2, 2012 6:28 pm

    How great to hear what the Pardalote sounds like because we usually hear the birds before we see them. Thank you for sharing the audio.

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