Re: flock of Spotted Pardalotes

Subject: Re: flock of Spotted Pardalotes
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:05:02 +0800

John Leonard wrote :
>In the back-yard this morning I saw a flock of
>about 30 Spotted Pardalotes, nearly all of which
>were very young birds. There were also a couple of
>adults and a few Striateds (adults and juveniles).
>I've never seen such a large number of Spotted
>together before, and I've never seen a 'nursery
>flock' before either. Has anyone seen anything
>similar to this?

A few times I have seen large flocks of Striated Pardalotes in the south
west of Western Australia.  On one occasion (from memory on a tour by Simon
Nevill in April/May 1997?) I was at Dryandra State Forest near Narrogin
(about 2 hours SE of Perth).  Light drizzle began.  A dead wandoo became
alive with birds.  They were all Striated Pardalotes fanning their wings to
wash.  There were at least 50 in the one tree.  I didn't notice whether
they were adults or juveniles.


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