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Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)

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The Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. Found in drier regions across much of the continent, it inhabits scrub and open woodland. Like many brightly coloured robins of the family Petroicidae, it is sexually dimorphic. Measuring 10.512.5 cm (45 in) in length, the robin has a small thin black bill, and dark brown eyes and legs. The male has a distinctive red cap and red breast, black upperparts, and a black tail with white tips. The underparts and shoulders are white. The female is an undistinguished grey-brown. This species uses a variety of songs, and males generally sing to advertise territories and attract females. Birds are encountered in pairs or small groups, but the social behaviour has been little studied

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johnke 3 223 15
12 Feb 2013 9:56AM
Fantastic. The info is awesome...John.

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Trev_B 9 151 68 England
12 Feb 2013 10:00AM
A distinctive little bird.


Trev
Kruger01 8 15 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 10:07AM
Beautiful little bird, well captured and story told

Bill
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
12 Feb 2013 10:07AM
A first class capture of this beauty. Carol
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 10:24AM
Stunning
Steve
Ayoob 5 Australia
12 Feb 2013 10:43AM
Beautiful bird and lovely detailed image .......Grin
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 12:03PM
What a lovely birdGrin Good shot!
Diane
Dinky65 3 1 United States
12 Feb 2013 1:43PM
Nice job.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 2:05PM
Great shot, Gordon.
Tony
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
12 Feb 2013 2:26PM
The diagonal composition is attractive and the bird stands out well against the grey b/g tone.
Ronnie.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 5:14PM
Nailed to perfection, Gordon

An interesting narrative too

Adrian
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 8:45AM
Superb image - and the background really compliments the colouring of the bird. Nice to know what type of bird you are looking at - great info.

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