PardalotesRed-browed Pardalote Spotted Pardalote Striated Pardalote

Pardalotes, from the genus Pardalotus, are among some of Australia’s smallest birds and widespread from Queensland all the way to Western Australia. They are however not found in the very dry inland region and it is rare to see them in the very hot tropics top end regions.

Also commonly known as Peep-wrens, these very small, birds are native to Australia, have short tails, strong legs, and stubby blunt beaks.

There are four species in Australia and several subspecies.

Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus), Burleigh Heads, QLD © Dorothy Latimer
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)
Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), Girraween QLD © Dorothy Latimer

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Pardalotidae
  • Genus: Pardalotus
  • Species:
    • Pardalotus punctatus
    • Pardalotus quadragintus
    • Pardalotus rubricatus
    • Pardalotus striatus

Footnote & References

  1. Pardalotus, Atlas of Living Australia,
  2. Pardalotus Vieillot, 1816, Atlas of Living Australia,
  3. Pardalotus (Pardalotinus) Mathews, 1912, Atlas of Living Australia,

PardalotesRed-browed Pardalote Spotted Pardalote Striated Pardalote

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