Birds at the AALBG

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)

Red-capped Robins are attractive small birds, widespread in arid woodlands, and are characteristically tame and easy to approach. They are constantly on the move and often catch insects on the wing, or with quick darts to the ground. Like most robins, even when perched they regularly give flicks of their wings and tail feathers. With their bright red forehead and breast, adult male Red-capped Robins are easily distinguished from the brown females and immature males. Adult males, however, often try to reduce the visibility of their distinctive colouring by sitting with their backs to observers.

Distribution of the Red-capped Robin in Australia.

Distribution Map

Red-capped Robin

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