Young male Spotted Pardalote?

Subject: Young male Spotted Pardalote?
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:47:30 +1000
While cycling yesterday along the Federal Hwy near the Sutton overpass, we came across this bird in the breakdown lane. It was alive, with no visible injuries that we could see, but it couldn't/wouldn't move or fly, and subsequently died. Is this bird a juvenile - it doesn't seem to have the full complement of markings on either the back or chest, but when I look at my ACT bird atlas, it shows the breeding season as being approximately September-February, not this time of year at all.

Larger versions of the two photos available here:

Nick Payne



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