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    Default Unknown bird

    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
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    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.

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    Could be a Spotted Pardalote [Pardalotus Punctatus].

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    try striated pardalote .... race melanocephalus

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


    regards david

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    Thanks Dusteater, I think now the bird is a striated pardalote. Thanks for the heads up.

    Jim
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