Forty-spotted Pardalote (species: Pardalotus (Pardalotus) quadragintus) in taxonomy (Gaia Guide)
Pardalotus (Pardalotus) quadragintus
Forty-spotted Pardalote

©Nomdeploom: Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus (Pardalotus) quadragintus)

©David Cook: Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus (Pardalotus) quadragintus), Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Pardalotidae
Genus Pardalotus
Species Pardalotus (Pardalotus) quadragintus
Status endangered



Distinguishing features

The Forty-spotted Pardalote is similar to the much commoner Spotted Pardalote (Spotted Pardalote), but has a dull greenish-brown back and head, compared to the more colourful plumage of the former, with which it shares its range, and there is no brow line. The rump is olive, the under-tail dull yellow. The chest is white with light yellow tints. The wings are black with white tips, appearing as many (closer to 60 than 40) discrete dots when the wings are folded. There is no seasonal variation in plumage; juveniles are slightly less colourful than the adults. (Wikipedia)


  • From 9 cm to 10 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Mature specimens


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in relatively dry Eucalypt forests with high concentration of the Manna Gum, where it forages almost exclusively. (Wikipedia)

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