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19

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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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Mangrove Robin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "leucura"

ADULT

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"

ADULT

PAIR

Lateral view of a pair of Mangrove Robins; based on behaviour, the bird at the top may be the male - these are the birds whose calls were recorded on 20 November 2020 (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Elizabeth River Boat Ramp, near Palmerston, NT, November 2020]

Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, January 2021]

Near-lateral view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[East Point, Darwin, NT, August 2020]

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]

Near-dorsal view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Elizabeth River Boat Ramp, near Palmerston, NT, November 2020]

Dorsal view of a Mangrove Robin (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[East Point, Darwin, NT, August 2020]

Call(s)/Song

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_20201120.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Contact calls (pair Q&A) © PB
mangrob_pb_20200709_2.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Contact calls
(+ Brown Honeyeater)
© PB
mangrob_pb_20210213.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Territorial calls © 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_20201120_2.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Various (pair) © PB
mangrob_pb_20210213_2.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Various (family of 4 + 5th bird; + Varied Triller) © PB
mangrob_pb_20190903.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
Various © PB
mangrob_pb_20200310.m4a alligator
(Top End, NT)
? © PB

More Mangrove Robin sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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