Rose Robin


Rose Robin perched on a thin branchWhat does it look and sound like? The plumage is pink below, grey above and with white sections on the outer tail feathers. The female is paler than the male and the young are brownish. The Pink Robin, which overlaps in range with the Rose Robin in the south, is darker above and has paler pink on the undersurface, which also extends to the lower belly. The call is a soft trill, rising in pitch and volume towards the end of each phrase.

Where does it live? The Rose Robin is found from south-eastern Qld, through eastern NSW and all bar the north-west of Vic to south-eastern SA. 

What are its habitats and habits? The Rose Robin is an inhabitant of moist forests, where it feeds on insects, which are either pursued and caught in flight or gleaned from foliage.

Scientific name: Petroica rosea

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