The Red-browed Pardalote (Pardalotus rubricatus) is an insectivorous passerine, endemic to inland and northern parts of Australia. Their range includes northeast of South Australia to south west New South Wales, also found throughout the Great Sandy, Gibson and Great Victoria Desert.

They are found in a wide range of habitats including shrublands, woodlands, tropical areas, arid and semi-arid regions of Australia. They are seen foraging in eucalypts such as bloodwoods, coolibah, mallee, also paperbark, banksia, acacia, mulga, grassland and spinifex.

The Latin word rubricatus means red-ochred. Whilst it is the least conspicuous coloured of the pardalotes, it is identified by the orange-red eyebrow and white-spotted, black skull-cap. It is a light gray brown above, with cream coloured below. It has prominent yellow wing panel, stubby bill and pale eyes.

The juvenile birds are in genera paler in comparison to the adult birds. They forage primarily in eucalypt trees.

Common name
Red-browed Diamondbird, Bellbird, Cape Red-browed, Pale Red-browed, Fawn-eyed, Fawn-eyebrowed, Pallid Pardalote, Red-lored Pardalote.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Pardalotidae
  • Genus: Pardalotus
  • Species: P. rubricatus
  • Binomial name: Pardalotus rubricatus