Pardalotes - Where does the word come from?

To: "Tom Tarrant" <>, "birding-aus" <>, "Helen Horton" <>
Subject: Pardalotes - Where does the word come from?
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 18:44:00 +1000
Yes, as in LEO PARD is spotted lion. The scientific name of Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus meaning: spotted (in Greek) spotted (in Latin). I guess the namer was impressed by the spots.
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From: Helen Horton <>
To: Tom Tarrant <>; birding-aus <>
Date: Sunday, 4 August 2002 16:25
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Pardalotes - Where does the word come from?

I believe it comes from the Greek, pardalitos, meaning spotted like a leopard.


Helen Horton
At 01:34 PM 4/08/02 +1000, Tom Tarrant wrote:
>Hi All,
>Just had a message from an overseas birder who asked where the word
>"Pardalote" derives from, not sure this has been raised before on
>Birding-Aus but I would be interested to know too.

>Tom and Marie Tarrant
>Lot 10 (137) Watson Rd
>Queensland 4520
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