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Rose Robin

Petroica rosea

Description:

The Rose Robin is a slender robin with a relatively long tail. Males are dark grey above, with a white patch above the bill (frontal patch), and have a rose-pink breast. The lower part of the underbody and outer tail feathers are white, the wings and upper tail dark grey. Females are mainly brown-grey above with a small white frontal patch, white outertail and wing bars, and off-white below, with occasional pale pink wash across breast. Young birds resemble females, but are streaked white above, usually lack the white frontal patch, and are mottled darked brown underneath, with less or no pink.

Habitat:

Spotted in Remnant rainforest patches in my backyard, amongst native trees.

Notes:

This guy was spotted hanging around in the trees near my chicken pen, which sits beside a remnant rainforest patch that has been added to with native trees by my dad. He was very hard to get a good photo of as they're extremely fast & quiet! This guy earned me the PathFinder Patch

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3 Comments

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 7 years ago

Thanks Kathleen and luis!! He was pretty elusive so I doubt I'll see him again but he was kind enough to sit still long enough to let me get some shots :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Very pretty Alice!

AliceGreenup
Spotted by
AliceGreenup

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on May 25, 2014
Submitted on May 25, 2014

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