Spotted Pardalote
PO  Box 126 Mitcham Vic 3132 ( Victoria, Australia )

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  • An Australian Softbill
  • Scientific Name: Pardalotus punctatus
  • Sub Species:  None
  • Origin / Distribution: Eastern Australia from Cairns in Queensland to Adelaide in South Australia.  Occurs in the south east portion of Western Australia and in Tasmania.
  • Habitat In Wild: Occupies a diverse habitat from coastal areas to mountain ranges.  Their favourite trees are tall eucalypts in forested areas.  Has adapted well to urban parks and gardens.
  • Status In Wild:  Secure.
  • Status In (Australian) Captivity:  Not a common bird.
  • Age To Sexual Maturity:  ?
  • Best breeding years (estimate):  ?
  • Sexing: Monomorphic / Dimorphic
  • Colour mutations:  No
  • Availability:  Specialist breeders or bird dealers.
  • Temperament:  Attractive colourful birds.
  • Cost (Victoria) Per Pair: - Normal colour (Approx.) $ 400
  • Description Of Adults:  Male has white spots and the hens have mostly yellow spots in its plumage.
  1. Length: Approx.  90 - 95 mm (or approx  3.4 - 3.8 inches)
  2. Colour ( "normal" colour ): Refer photo/s above if available.
  3. Weight: Approx 9 gms (or approx 1/3 ozs)

There are 7 species of Pardalotes.

Aviary Notes:

Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.

Government Regulations & By-Laws:  Refer to "Government Laws" web page.

Housing Requirements:  Click on "Softbills" web page for full details on the housing of  Softbills or read on for specific details for this finch.

Diet / Feeding:  Click on "Softbills" web page for full details on the nutrition of  Softbills or read on for specific details for this finch.

In the wild Spotted Pardalote birds forage in the canopy of trees for insects.  Lerps (insects) are a favourite food from the eucalypt trees.

Nesting:  A basic overview only.

  • Roosting nest: Yes / No
  • Nesting months:   June to January.
  • Nesting receptacles: In the wild, Spotted Pardalote birds dig a tunnel in the ground or into an earthen bank and construct a chamber at the end of the 40 to 60 centimetre (16-24 inch) long tunnel. The cock bird doing most of the digging.
  • Nest: Both adults build the nest.
  • Who incubates the eggs: Hen / cock / both share.

Breeding: Egg Colour  Shiny white.  Clutch/s per year  2.  Eggs per nest  3 - 5.  Incubation approx. 14 - 16 days.  Fledge approx. 20 days.  Independent approx....?..  days/weeks.  Both parents feed and care for the young.

In the wild Spotted Pardalotes live alone or in small flocks outside the breeding season.

Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site.  It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here.  Refer "Specific References" as listed below and "General References" listings.

Health Issues:  Refer  "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.

  • Worming and parasite control and Quarantine requirements of new birds or sick birds are considered to require veterinary advice and therefore not covered on this web site.  Refer above option - "Avian Health Issues" web page.
  • Avian medicine is advancing at a rapid pace.  Keep updating your knowledge and skills.

General References:  Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.

Specific References:

  • Australian Aviculture
  • A/A Vol 48 No. 6 June 1994 Page 129-130 (Striated Pardalote)
  • A/A Vol 21 No 6 Jun 1967 Page 85-86.
  • A/A Vol 20 No 9 Sept 1966 Page 131.
  • A/A Vol 3 No 2 Feb 1949 Page 16.
  • A/A Vol 2 No 7 Jul 1948 Page 53.
  • A/A Vol 2 No 5 May 1948 Page 40-42.
  • Australian Birdkeeper

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