|Subject:||Bird ID - Rose Robin or Pink Robin|
|From:||Richard Lane <>|
|Date:||Sun, 21 Apr 2019 02:42:32 +0000|
I was hoping that someone could help ID this bird - and tell me what features they are using to make their judgement. Is it a Rose Robin or Pink Robin? I am leaning towards a Rose Robin - but I have no real expertise or experience with these birds.
Various references mention a white spot above the beak of a Pink Robin - this bird has a thin white patch above the beak. Reference is also made to the breast color extending further down on a Pink Robin than on a Rose Robin - this example has the color at an intermediate length down the breast. Pink Robins are described as having a tail without any white. This example has white on the underside, suggesting a Rose Robin.
By the way, the photograph was taken at the Botanic Gardens here in Canberra last week.
Any help will be very gratefully received.
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