Brad Douglas Photography | 2018 Cradle Mountain | Petroica rodinogaster
Taken 28-Feb-18
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Dimensions3424 x 3424
Original file size2.02 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken28-Feb-18 08:03
Date modified24-Mar-18 10:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length600 mm
Max lens aperturef/6.2
Exposure1/1000 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2500
Metering modePattern
Petroica rodinogaster

Petroica rodinogaster

Petroica rodinogaster (Pink Robin)

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Pink robin is another species that shows strong sexual dimorphism (different characteristics between males and females). The males have this beautiful pink breast, contrasting against the dark black. The female is an unremarkable fawn / brown colour (similar patterning). Unlink some species the male keeps his vivid breast all year – not just for the breeding season.

This species is territorial, and will respond to calls played therein. They are found typically in dense dark forest gullies, normally around streams. They range include the coastal forests of New South Wales and Victoria and wherever suitable habitat occurs in Tasmania (where they are most common).

Pink robins are insectivorous, consuming ants, beetles, flies, caterpillars, spiders, etc. They are a small bird (11 to 13cm) and thus photographing them requires getting close without overly affecting their behaviour.