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  • Red-capped Robin

  • Petroica goodenovii
  • The male Red-capped Robin is black above and white below with a distinctive scarlet-red cap, white shoulders, and a red breast that contrasts strongly with a black throat. The black wing is barred white and the tail is black with white edges. Females are quite different in appearance: grey-brown above and off-white below, with a reddish-brown forehead, brown-black wings barred buff to white, and some have faint red on the breast. Young birds are similar to females but are streaked white above, have an pale buff wing bar and their breast and sides are streaked or mottled dark-brown.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=436
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=436&p=271&s=1364405425
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Red-capped Robin

  • The male Red-capped Robin is black above and white below with a distinctive scarlet-red cap, white shoulders, and a red breast that contrasts strongly with a black throat. The black wing is barred white and the tail is black with white edges. Females are quite different in appearance: grey-brown above and off-white below, with a reddish-brown forehead, brown-black wings barred buff to white, and some have faint red on the breast. Young birds are similar to females but are streaked white above, have an pale buff wing bar and their breast and sides are streaked or mottled dark-brown.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Petroica goodenovii
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 381
  • Size
  • 12cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=436&p=271&s=1364405425
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=436
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/red-capped-robin