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Mangrove Robin

(Peneonanthe [Eopsaltria] pulverulenta)
Alternate name(s): "Ashy Robin", "Mangrove Shrike-robin", "White-tailed Robin"
Size: 15-16.5 cm
Weight: 18-24 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Mangrove Robin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "leucura"


Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, December 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, December 2018]

Race "alligator"


Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Mangrove Robin - this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 9 July 2020 (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Leanyer Ponds, Darwin, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Leanyer Swamp, Darwin, NT, July 2012]

Lateral view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of H. Mouritsen)
[Darwin, NT, October 2015]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

mangrob_pb_20200709_2.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Contact calls
(+ Brown Honeyeater)
© PB
mangrob_pb_20200709.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Territorial calls © PB
mangrob_pb_20200323_2.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Warning call
(+ Bar-shouldered Dove)
© PB
mangrob_pb_20200323.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Warning calls
(+ Bar-shouldered Dove + Lemon-bellied Flycatcher)
© PB
mangrob_pb_20190903.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Various © PB
mangrob_pb_20200310.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
? © PB

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