Spotted Pardalote
Male Singing
Striated Pardalote
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Pardalote (Pardalotidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
This Photo:     Female
Other names: Diamondbird or Yellow-rumped Pardalote.

Thank you Andrew Allen, Geoffrey Cox & Jenny Donald for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
What beautifully rich-coloured rumps these have; red through apricot to yellow.
Male has a deep yellow breast, while the female's is buff. Both have spotted black crowns, white brows and grey-dappled cheeks.
Forewings are pale-yellow dappled on grey / black. Hindwings are white-spotted / white-blotched on black.

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Aug-2011
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)