Two Robins - Mulligan's

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Subject: Two Robins - Mulligan's
From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:48:18 +0000
Hi Everyone,

Jill and I (separately) visited Mulligan's Flat today and had the same interesting sighting.

A female scarlet robin was in the company of  a red-capped robin (juvenile?). They appeared to be flying around together and the scarlet seemed to be behaving like a parent to the other.

Is it common behaviour for different species of robin to associate with one another? I haven't seen  examples of this before but my bird knowledge/experience is pretty limited.

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but it is interesting that Jill and I saw the same two birds and made similar observations of their behaviour.

Any thoughts/comments/information would be appreciated.

Attached is a photo of the two birds perched together.

Better photos of the two individual birds can been seen:


Julie Clark
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