Robins at Bendigo

To: Margaret Cameron <>
Subject: Robins at Bendigo
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 18:49:59 +1000
Margaret Cameron wrote:
> yes I realise this is a bit late, but I thought the most surprising thing
> about your previous report was that your Pink Robin was actually pink!
> I regularly see Pink Robins around Geelong in winter - there are 2 in the
> Botanic Gardens at present and there has been at least one there in winter
> every year for years - and I have never seen a pink Pink Robin in any of
> these winter locations.
> At 06:24 PM 25/06/01 +1100,  wrote:

> >In terms of Rose and especially Pink Robins, nearly all previous records
> >in the
> >Bendigo area have been of brown birds, so todays observations (although
> >the Rose
> >was pinkish!) were still 'more normal' than the situation in the nearby
> >Mandurang State Forest (where there are still Pink and Rose Robins in full
> >adult
> >male plumage).

I'm no expert on eclipse phases in rose robins, but I have been seeing a
lot of male rose robins in SEQ with magenta chests over the last few
weeks.  [Maybe they don't do the eclipse thing up here].

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