Striated Pardalotes inspecting hollow in a White Gum

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Subject: Striated Pardalotes inspecting hollow in a White Gum
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Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 03:21:12 +0000


This morning I observed a group of 4 striated pardalotes, of which at least 2 were inspecting a hole in a what I think was a White Gum on Bruce Ridge. It seems a bit late to start breeding doesn't it? Although the guide does say September to February. None of the birds fully entered the hollow. Maybe they were just feeding? I wondered if it was a family of four. However, they all appeared to be adults birds.. The birds that I photographed visiting the hole all appear to be 2+ adults, and would have thought the young would disperse soon after fledging?






John Brown




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