Pardalote holes

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: Pardalote holes
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 15:03:20 +0930

John Leonard wrote:

Does anybody know the correct diameter for a nest hole for a Pardalote, small enough to exclude Sparrows and anything larger? It may be an idea to provide a couple of artificial holes after the renovations.

John Leonard
Australia <>

Hi there John,

Many years ago when we lived in Port Augusta (northern South Australia) we had Striated Pardalotes nesting in the eaves of our home. The entry hole was about the size of my thumb - about 2cm. They had no trouble getting in and out.

I was alerted to the nest site by my daughter - then about 5 years old - complaining of the peeping of birds in the ceiling of her bedroom!


Trevor Hampel
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South Australia

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