Pardalotes (Pardalotidae)

Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus) - HBW 13, p. 401

French: Pardalote de Tasmanie German: Tasmanpanthervogel Spanish: Pardalote Tasmano
Other common names: Forty-spotted Diamond-bird, Many-spotted/Tasmanian Pardalote/Diamond-bird

Taxonomy: Pardalotus quadragintus Gould, 1838, “Van Diemen’s Land” = Tasmania.
Most closely related to P. punctatus. Single specimen from King I (W Bass Strait) named as a geographical race rex, but indistinguishable from birds elsewhere in range. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Bass Strait (Flinders I) and SE Tasmania, including some offshore islands (Schouten, Maria, Bruny).

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