Buttongrass walk, Bunyip SP

To: "Kevin" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Buttongrass walk, Bunyip SP
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 21:49:51 +1000

The bird is not a Mistletoebird. It has the classic shape of a Petroica robin, either Scarlet or Flame. The lack of red on the chest of the females suggest that it is a Flame Robin but as the photo was mostly just a silhouette I can't be sure. If the red was smilar to that of a Mistletoebird then it would be a Scarlet Robin. The male Scarlet Robin is black on its head, back, wings etc. with white in the wings, whereas the Flame is dark grey instead of black. The red of the Flame Robin tends to be more orange and extends onto the throat.

Greg Clancy

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