Striated Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
Red Markings
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:     Head
Other names: Chip-chip, Wittachew or Pickwick.

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

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
While difficult to see, we've noticed the flecks on the top of the head (in the black) are very variable in quantity and colour.
From white (like here) to yellow.
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 © 2012-2023 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)