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A photo of a Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang), male
Scarlet Robin, Male

Scarlet Robin

Petroica boodang

The scarlet robin (Petroica boodang) is a common red-breasted Australasian robin in the passerine bird genus Petroica. The species is found on continental Australia and its offshore islands, including Tasmania. The species was originally split in 1999 by Schodde and Mason,[3] and as the original collection by Gmelin was from Norfolk Island, this retained the name of multicolor, and is now known as the Norfolk robin. Like the rest of the Australasian robins, the scarlet robins are stocky passerines with large heads. They range in size from 12 to 13.5 cm in length and weigh between 12 and 14 g. The plumage is sexually dimorphic. The males have black heads, backs and tails, black and white wings, a scarlet red breast, and white belly, forehead and rump. The female matches the male in pattern, but is duller, with brown plumage instead of black, a much more washed-out red on the breast, and a buff belly. Juvenile birds resemble the female without the reddish wash on the breast.
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Angus Hamilton
Monday 29 May 2023 - 4:43am
Australia
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Angus Hamilton
Monday 29 May 2023 - 12:13am
Australia
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Angus Hamilton
Tuesday 25 Apr 2023 - 10:40pm
Australia
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Sam Colgan
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Australia
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