Scarlet Robin

A male Scarlet Robin
A male Scarlet Robin, (Petroica boodang), July 2013

TB and I were pruning fruit trees in a friend’s garden when we spotted this handsome fellow, a male Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang).

He didn’t appear to be particularly worried about being close to us. In winter, according to Wikipedia,  Scarlet Robins will move from eucalyptus woodlands into more open areas including back yards. As the garden we were in backs on to wooded parkland its no surprise that this chap was taking advantage of any food in the yard.

A male Scarlet Robin, Canberra
A male scarlet robin showing the white spot on his head

I took a few more shots of him sitting in the prunus and was also pleasantly surprised that my phone camera managed to get this action shot.

A shot of the wing markings of a male Scarlet Robin
A shot of the wing markings of a male Scarlet Robin
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