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Description: One of Australian’s rarest birds, this species is declining. Now found only in a few isolated colonies.
Keywords: Pardalote, forty-spotted
Scientific Name: Pardalotus quadragintus
Equipment: Canon 20D, 100-400mm IS
Location: Maria Island, E. Coast of Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt woods
Date Taken: March 31, 2006

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Written by Duncan
Duncan Wright is a Wellington-based ornithologist working on the evolution of New Zealand's birds. He's previously poked albatrosses with sticks in Hawaii, provided target practice for gulls in California, chased monkeys up and down hills Uganda, wrestled sharks in the Bahamas and played God with grasshopper genetics in Namibia. He came into studying birds rather later in life, and could quit any time he wants to.