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Robin, Pink
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Petroica rodinogaster
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified. However, the species is reported to be occasionally fairly common in Tasmania but uncommon elsewhere (Flegg and Madge 1995). ...
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Described by Belgian naturalist Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez in 1819, the Pink Robin is a member of the Australasian Robin family Petroicidae, or Eopsaltridae.[ 2] Sibley and Ahlquist's DNA-DNA hybridisation studies placed this group in a Corvida parvorder comprising many tropical and Australian passerines including pardalotes, fairy-wrens, honeyeaters and crows.[ 3] However, subsequent molecular research (and current consensus) places the robins as a very early offshoot of the Passerida (or "advanced" songbirds) within the songbird lineage.[ 4] Testing of the nuclear and mitochondrial DNA of Australian members of the genus Petroica suggests the Pink and Rose Robins are each other's closest relative within the genus.[ 5] ...
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