Striated Pardalote

A male flutters its wings in courtship

Pardalotus striatus

Striated Pardalotes are most abundant in August/September and March and were exceptionally so (up to 200 for one observation) in August and September of 1992. A slight downward trend in numbers during the 1990s seems to have been reversed in recent years. They nest in small hollows, normally in trees, but sometimes in man-made structures, and in earthen banks. Breeding occurs mostly from July to February, although there are also a few autumn records. The male of the pair in the photograph below is demonstrating wing quivering courtship display. Dependent young have been observed from September to February. R=23. BR=22.

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