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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:

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9 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 weeks ago

Stunning image Mark!

remkinloch
remkinloch a month ago

Apologies, meant to say nomination :)

remkinloch
remkinloch a month ago

Congratulations on your SOTW - a very cute cheery little bird. Thanks for sharing.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Congratulations, Mac.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a month ago

That pink plumage is just great - beautifully captured !

Maria dB
Maria dB a month ago

What a beautiful little bird!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Super photo Mac

AshleyT
AshleyT a month ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

So, so sweet! Hadn't known about this species. Thank you for sharing. Lovely shot too!

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

NSW, Australia

Lat: -29.37, Long: 153.27

Spotted on Jun 23, 2019
Submitted on Jun 24, 2019

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