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Robin, Scarlet
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Petroica multicolor
Asia, Australasia, Australia, Global, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia, Solomon Islands Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally fairly common (Flegg and Madge 1995). ...
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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 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.[ 3] ...
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