Bird ID - Rose Robin or Pink Robin

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Subject: Bird ID - Rose Robin or Pink Robin
From: Richard Lane <>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 02:42:32 +0000
Hi there.

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.

... Richard

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