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Rose Robin, Male

Petroica rosea


Male:- Upper parts are slate-grey. Small white forehead spot. The wings and tail are pale grey tinged brown; outer tail feathers are edged and tipped white. Throat is slat-grey; breast with small rose-red patch; belly and undertail are white. Eye dark brown. Bill and feet dusky; soles yellow to orange.


Breeds in wet mountain and coastal forests of Southeastern Australia, north to Macpherson Range, Queensland and south to Southwestern Victoria. Out-of-breeding migration to Clarke Range, Queensland and the Mt. Lofty - Flinders Ranges, South Australia. A few acres of habitat are here, in Kingaroy, where one may wander. Sort of bushy land:- Native Rosemary; Orange Bark and Trees;- Silky Oak; Broad-leaved Apple. It is called the Kokoda Track. This is where I spotted the Rose Robin


They have a series of low, weak, piping notes, or a dry ticking, like the snapping of a small twig, by both sexes; chirring in alarm. Song is a low, reedy series of trills, on same pitch; reee-areee-areee, by male. Very pretty, little bird.Reference:- Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds. Photos have been edited.

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Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 8, 2019
Submitted on May 30, 2020

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