A Nest Box Used by the Striated Pardalote

In June 1970 eight nest boxes of the design shown in Figure 1 were fixed to the sides of eucalypt trees at Tinderbox in south-eastern Tasmania. The boxes were positioned at heights varying from 2 m to 4 m above the ground in an attempt to attract Forty-spotted Pardalotes Pardalotus quadragintus as part of a study of the ecology of this species.

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