Spotted Pardalote

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Habitat: Woodland, Forest, Urban


The Spotted Pardalote is mostly found in eucalypt forests and woodlands but occurs in parks and gardens with well-established eucalypt canopy.


The Spotted Pardalote is largely sedentary, but may undergo local seasonal movements away from higher elevations in autumn/winter.


The Spotted Pardalote forages on the foliage of trees for insects, especially psyllids, and sugary exudates from leaves and psyllids.


The Spotted Pardalote’s nest is an enlarged, lined chamber at the end of narrow tunnel, excavated in an earth bank. Sometimes they nest in tree hollows and occasionally in artificial structures. Both parents share nest-building, incubation of the eggs and feeding of the young when they hatch.