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.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Passeriformes
- Family: Pardalotidae
- Genus: Pardalotus
- Pardalotus punctatus
- Pardalotus quadragintus
- Pardalotus rubricatus
- Pardalotus striatus
Footnote & References
- Pardalotus, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/7024a4b5-b686-4781-8eb7-a47b648f8722
- Pardalotus Vieillot, 1816, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/312dd37d-308a-4776-a812-adbfb74066b4
- Pardalotus (Pardalotinus) Mathews, 1912, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/3455b983-6b50-4769-ac0f-581933861773
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