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The Spotted Pardalote

A tiny, spectacular Australian bird

Spotted Pardalote male. (Copyright Peter Jacobs)

The Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) is a small song bird native to Australia.

At just 8–10 centimetres in length, and weighing around 7 grams, it is indeed tiny. But what it lacks in size it makes up for with incredible plumage and a far carrying call.

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