Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) - HBW 13, p. 401
Other common names: Diamond-bird; Yellow-rumped Pardalote (xanthopyge)
Taxonomy: Pipra punctata
Shaw, 1792, “New Holland” = Port Jackson region, New
South Wales, Australia.
Most closely related to P. quadragintus. Race xanthopyge sometimes treated as a separate species, but intergrades with nominate in South Australia (Mt Lofty Ranges); millitaris less clearly distinct. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- millitaris Mathews, 1912 - NE Australia (coastal and subcoastal NE Queensland).
- punctatus (Shaw, 1792) - coastal and subcoastal SW, S, E & SE Australia (in E, as far N as Clarke Range), including Bass Strait islands (King I, Flinders I) and Tasmania.
- xanthopyge McCoy, 1866 - semi-arid inland SW & SE Australia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
Male possibly checking out a site for its nest tunnel. Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 14 July 2014 1 year ago 1 min 41 sec 5
Male - preening and foraging. Locality Shepherds Lookout, Woodstock Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 9 August 2011 4 years ago 27 sec 4.6
A close-up of a female. Locality Tidbinbilla, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp punctatus)
Nick Talbot 22 October 2005 6 years ago 35 sec 4.6
A male perched on a branch. Locality Tidbinbilla, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp punctatus)
Nick Talbot 22 October 2005 6 years ago 32 sec 4.5
A male perched in a tree Locality Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia (ssp punctatus)
Tom Tarrant 31 July 1997 11 years ago 32 sec 4.5
on thin stem Locality Dennes Point, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia (ssp punctatus)
Martin Kennewell 23 January 2012 2 years ago 34 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 51 photos
Collecting Stringy Bark for nesting material.
Locality Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Warren Palmer 3 November 2010 8 weeks ago 4.9
Locality Wanniassa, South Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp punctatus)
Margaret Leggoe 28 June 2011 4 years ago 4.8
Adult bird with nesting material
Locality Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (ssp punctatus)
David Taylor 1 May 2009 4 years ago 4.8
An adult male foraging and singing between the dense bush area.
Locality O'Connor Ridge Nature Reserve, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp punctatus)
SichengWan 10 April 2016 7 weeks ago 4.6
A tiny and quick bird, found right at the entrance of the Glouchester Tree trail, in the Glouchester National Park in Pemberton,
Locality Gloucester National Park, Pemberton, Western Australia, Australia
Don Gato 22 October 2009 2 years ago 4.6
Locality You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria, Australia
Mark Broomhall 3 April 2015 1 year ago 4.5
A bird calling from high in the trees. Locality Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 2 March 2013 2 years ago 3
A bird calling in a garden. Locality Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 9 June 2013 2 years ago 0
A single bird calling. Locality Woodlands Historic Park, Oaklands Junction, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 5 August 2012 3 years ago 0