Rose Robin (species: Petroica (Petroica) rosea) in Mares Forest NP (Gaia Guide)
Petroica (Petroica) rosea
Rose Robin

©Tom Tarrant: Rose Robin (Petroica (Petroica) rosea)

©Tom Tarrant: Rose Robin (Petroica (Petroica) rosea)

©Tom Tarrant: Female Rose Robin (Petroica (Petroica) rosea)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Petroicidae
Genus Petroica
Species Petroica (Petroica) rosea
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The male Rose Robin has a pink breast and abdomen, with dark grey head, throat, back and tail, with a white frons and outer tail shafts. There is no white wing bar. The female is plain-coloured; pale grey-brown above, and a grey-white underneath, with small white marks on wings and over the bill. The bill, legs and eyes are black. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 11 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

The Rose Robin occurs in eastern and southeastern Australia, from Rockhampton east of the Great Dividing Range through eastern New South Wales and Victoria into southeastern South Australia. It does not occur in Tasmania. It is found in wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest, where it inhabits gullies and valleys, dispersing to drier forest in cooler months. (Wikipedia)


Prey consists of a variety of spiders and insects, including caterpillars, wasps, bugs such as cicadas and cinch bugs, beetles such as jewel beetles, leaf beetles, leaf-eating beetles and weevils, flies and ants. (Wikipedia)

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