FAMILY NAME: Pardalotidae SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pardalotus striatus SUBSPECIES: none
SIZE: 9.5 to 11.5cm. (4 to 4.5") tip to tail.
LOCATION: Found over almost the entire continent of Australia, except in the very arid centre and west.
BREEDING: Breeding season is from June to January, laying from 3 to 5 eggs. Both the male and female incubate and feed their young.
GENERAL: These birds are restricted to Australia and are very widespread. They feed on insects found amongst tree foliage (particularly eucalypts) and nest in burrows, usually in clay banks or piles of leaf litter and in tree hollows.
All have black crowns (some streaked), yellow and white brow line, either a red or yellow wing spot, and a white wing stripe (width varies). The young birds are similarly marked, although the colours are not as strong. They have short tails, short and sturdy dark bills.
Michael Morecombe. Field Guide to Australian Birds, Complete Compact Edtion.
Ken Simpson - Nicholas Day. The Birds of Australia.
M. Blakers - S. J. J. F. Davies - P. N. Reilly. The Atlas of Australian Birds.
Birds in Backyards. www.birdsinbackyards.net