The spotted pardalote is one of the smallest Australian birds standing only 8 to 10 centimetres tall. It is also one of the most colourful and is also known as the diamond bird. It lives high in the eucalypt canopy and is often detected more by its characteristic call than actual sightings. The males have black with white polka dots on their wings, tail and head and have a yellow throat and red rump. The females are similar but have less-distinct markings. Such a sweet little bird… I want to have one move into my bird infested backyard ♥
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