Spotted PardaloteScientific name: Pardalotus punctatus

Meaning of name: Pardalotus is a Greek word meaning spotted. Punctatus is a Latin word meaning spotted.

Aboriginal name: Widopwidop (wee’dawp’wee’dawp). The same name is used for the Striated Pardalote.

Distribution: Found in southern and eastern Australia.

Description: Up to 10.5cm long with a 19.5cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 202 km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in May 1994, 4 years 0.1 months after being banded (information as at 23 June 2012).

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme