Pardalotes - Where does the word come from?

To: "Tom Tarrant" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Pardalotes - Where does the word come from?
From: "Jon Wren" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 00:32:54 +1000
What Bird is That 1966 Pg 127

Spotted Pardalote
Pard-al-o-tus Gk, pardalotus, spotted
punc-ta-tus L, punctatus, spotted

Apart from where the name is derived it is quite amazing that the Striated
Pardalote black-headed form gives a distinct high and loud call of 3
syllables that can be construed as "par-da-lote".
Jon Wren

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