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  • Rose Robin

  • Petroica rosea
  • The Rose Robin is a slender robin with a relatively long tail. Males are dark grey above, with a small 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. Rose Robins are the most acrobatic of the red robin genus (Petroica) with a darting, tumbling flight, and forage higher up in the canopy.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=437
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=437&p=110&s=1274370523
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Rose Robin

  • The Rose Robin is a slender robin with a relatively long tail. Males are dark grey above, with a small 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. Rose Robins are the most acrobatic of the red robin genus (Petroica) with a darting, tumbling flight, and forage higher up in the canopy.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Petroica rosea
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 384
  • Size
  • 11cm
  • Period in district
  • Apr-Nov
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=437&p=110&s=1274370523
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=437
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/rose-robin