Striated PardaloteScientific name: Pardalotus striatus

Meaning of name: Pardalotus is a Greek word meaning spotted. Striatus is Latin for striped.

Aboriginal name: Widopwidop (wee’dawp’wee’dawp). The same name is used for the Spotted Pardalote.

Distribution: Widespread across Australia but largely absent from the arid interior.

Description: This bird is up to 12cm long with a 20cm wingspan.

Notes: The bird in the photo to the left is taking food into its nest. The nest is at the end of a tunnel which starts in a hole in a concrete culvert.

The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 45 km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in December 1970, 6 years 0.3 months after being banded (information as at 23 June 2012).

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme