I rarely see a Scarlet Robin around here, so I was stoked to see a few at Rocklands Reservoir. They were hard to photograph. Fortunately, this one decided to keep still.


The Scarlet Robin frequents southern Australia and Norfolk Island, but they can also be seen in other parts of the south-western Pacific – from Bougainville and the Solomon Islands to Vanuatu, Fiji and Western Samoa. We see them most during winter as they favour open farmland and urban areas that time of the year. The female is less showy. We usually call them Robin Red Breasts, and I see they are far brighter than their counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere.




Thanks for looking.





Petroica boodang: Scarlet Robin


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