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Pardalote, Forty-spotted
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Pardalotus quadragintus
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
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In 1994-1997, 3,840 individuals were counted (Garnett and Crowley 2000). However, the population has recently declined by >50% and in 2009 only 1,486 birds were counted (Bryant 2010). The number of mature individuals is therefore likely to be between 1,000-1,500. ...
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A small, energetic passerine about 9 to 10 cm (3½-4 in) long, the Forty-spot is similar to the much commoner Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), but has a dull greenish-brown back and head, compared to the more colourful plumage of the former, with which it shares its range, and there is no brow line. The rump is olive, the under-tail dull yellow. The chest is white with light yellow tints. The wings are black with white tips, appearing as many (closer to 60 than 40) discrete dots when the wings are folded. There is no seasonal variation in plumage; juveniles are slightly less colourful than the adults. ...
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