Re: Bird ID - A harder Robin example?

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Subject: Re: Bird ID - A harder Robin example?
From: Richard Lane <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:03:37 +0000
I want to thank all who contacted me offline for their help.

The possibilities were narrowed down quickly to a female Flame Robin or female Rose Robin. It appears that the physical differences are relatively minor. Most commented on differences in behavior and habitat.

I observed a pair of these birds feeding whilst hopping along the ground or perching on low bushes in open grassland. This seemed to favor an ID of a Flame Robin.

Thank-you ... Richard

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 2:48 AM Richard Lane <> wrote:
Whilst not wanting to impose too heavily on the generosity of the forum contributors, I very much appreciate the help that is given when trying to learn the diagnostic features of our birds.

The attached photograph of a (?) Robin was taken in Black Mountain Nature Reserve on 20190414.

The books that I have consulted show juveniles of several species and also some females that would be possibilities.

Thoughts on the ID of this bird and why that view is held will again be very gratefully received.

... Richard

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