Striated Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Pardalote (Pardalotidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
This Photo:     Red Markings
Other names: Chip-chip, Wittachew or Pickwick.

Thank you Geoffrey Cox for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
This is the first time we've realise that the "red spot" is actually on multiple feathers making a line.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Attractive array of yellow, grey, fawn, black + a red dot. Its monotonous call gets very tedious when raising chicks.
Black crown with usually white, but occasionally yellow streaks.
A red spot on its wings shows up in photos when perched.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)