Scarlet Robin

Petroica boodang


The Scarlet Robin is the most common robin in the woodlands around Canberra, and the most likely to be seen in gardens, as it is relatively tolerant of suburban conditions. They are usually seen singly or in pairs. The male, as in most robins, has brighter, more distinctive plumage than the female.

Scarlet Robins are typical of altitudinal migrants, being fairly common in winter and almost absent in summer. There is some variation in numbers from year to year, with a noticeable increase in numbers between 1983 to 1988, but a steady decline since then. The only breeding record is of a dependent young late in October 1987. R=50. BR=97.