Striated Pardalotes inspecting hollow in a White Gum

To: John Brown <>, "COG_Mailing_List " <>
Subject: Striated Pardalotes inspecting hollow in a White Gum
From: John Harris <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:19:37 +0000
A bit late but could be second breeding. Last Year, the pardalotes on my granddaughter’s back verandah lost their first brood . For unknown reasons the young were found dead on the ground. Within a couple of weeks they were breeding again, this time successfully.
Yes, before people jump in, I know they might not have been the same ones but they have been coming for years. Anyway, even if they were a different breeding pair, it was still in January. 

John Harris
Rev Dr John Harris,
36 Kangaroo Close,
Nicholls, ACT 2913
P: 61-(0)2-62418472

From: John Brown <>
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2014 2:21 pm
To: "COG_Mailing_List " <m("","canberrabirds");">>
Subject: [canberrabirds] Striated Pardalotes inspecting hollow in a White Gum


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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