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powderpost
15th May 2016, 11:13 PM
Hopefully some one will see this post and help me. This is the first time I have seen this species of little bird. It is on the Atherton Tablelands, 65km south west from Cairns. It has dug a hole in a soft earth bank and is taking nest making stuff into the hole.

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The stick it is sitting on is about 19mm thick, so it is quite small.

Jim

cava
16th May 2016, 01:39 AM
We have similar on our property outside Melbourne. Nests in a hole.

I always thought that they were Finches, but I stand to be corrected.

dusteater
16th May 2016, 11:35 AM
Could be a Spotted Pardalote [Pardalotus Punctatus].

robbygard
16th May 2016, 06:58 PM
try striated pardalote .... race melanocephalus

(id by my wife ... i thought maybe european goldfinch which shows i have heaps to learn)


regards david

powderpost
17th May 2016, 12:00 AM
Thanks Dusteater, I think now the bird is a striated pardalote. Thanks for the heads up.

Jim