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Rose Robin

(Petroica rosea)
Alternate name(s): "Rose-breasted Robin"
Size: 10-12 cm
Weight: 8 g (average)

Similar species

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rose Robin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Rose Robin (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Springbrook NP, QLD, May 2014]

Frontal view of a male Rose Robin
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, July 2013]

Near-frontal view of the same male Rose Robin as shown above
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, July 2013]

Lateral view of a male Rose Robin (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Ensay North, East Gippsland, VIC, February 2017]

Ventral view of a male Rose Robin, showing the light-grey underparts (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Ensay North, East Gippsland, VIC, February 2017]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Rose Robin in dense underbrush
[Byfield NP, QLD, July 2009]

Near-frontal view of a female Rose Robin (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Biniguy, NSW, July 2013]

Lateral view of a female Rose Robin
[Byfield NP, QLD, July 2009]

Dorsal view of a female Rose Robin (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Biniguy, NSW, July 2013]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Partly migratory Elementary unit: Pair

Food, Diet

Adults: Small insects Dependents: As adults Water intake: Daily

Like all other robins (all families), Rose Robins are flycatchers. Most robins hunt for insects from low to mid-level perches.

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.

The call marked as "Territorial call?" below, including modulations in both pitch and amplitude, lasted a total of 3.5 minutes (210 seconds). Only part of it is reproduced here.

roserob_20150328.mp3 (N NSW) Territorial call (male) © MD
roserob_20150818.mp3 (N NSW) Territorial calls (male) © MD

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