Behold The Sight Of Small Rose Robin Bird

Small Rose Robin

Like all passerine birds, the Rose Robin bird is small, typically 4.3 inches in size. It is a sparrow-shaped bird with a relatively long tail. Rose Robin is scientifically named the Petroica Rosea. 

Rose Robin is known for its rose-colored chest. Male Robins have a dark gray back with a vibrant-rose chest. Their abdomen and outer tail feathers are white, and the wings and upper tail feathers are dark-grayish colored. 

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Female Rose Robins have a slight pink wash across the upper chest with white bottom, including the belly. Young ones of Rose Robins resemble female birds. 

Rose Robins have small black bills and eyes. It is native to eastern and southern Australia.

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Rose Robins inhabits the gullies and valleys of temperate forests and tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests.

Rose Robin Bird

Rose Robins was named after their rosy-pink color.

As per the study, the Rose Robins and the Pink Robins are each other’s closest relatives.

Meet the Male Rose Robin

Male Rose Robins have pink breasts and abdomen. Their heads, throats, backs, and tails are dark gray with white outer.

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Female Rose Robins are grayish-brown from above with small white marks on the wings and over the bill.

Rose Robin Bird

Both Male and Female Robin Birds make a ‘Tick’ call.

They migrate to the drier forests in cooler months.

Feeding habits of Rose Robins.

Mainly they feed on insects and spiders, and most of them are caught when robins are flying. They also prey on caterpillars, wasps, beetles such as jewel beetles, leaf beetles, bugs such as cicadas and chinch bugs, flies, and ants.

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Rose Robin Bird

The breeding season of Rose Robins is from September to January.

Rose Robins make a neat nest with moss and fern. Spider web, feathers, and fur are used for filling.

Their nests are shaped like deep cups with an exterior of lichen. 

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The nest is generally situated in a tree fork, 10-20 meters above the ground.

 

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Look at their tinted eggs!

Rose Robin Bird

Females lay two to three eggs. Their eggs are dull white with a bluish, brownish, or grayish tint. 

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Rose Robins are sexually dimorphic.

There is an interesting fact about Rose Robins is that they do not return to the same branch while foraging.

Rose robins seldom stay still, they do not even perch longer on a branch. So, it became quite difficult to spot them or behold their beauty. 

You may observe this pretty rosy bird within this article. Let us know your opinions about the bird.

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