French: Miro incarnat German: Rosaschnäpper Spanish: Petroica encarnada
Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. inexpectata
Mathews, 1912 – SE Australia in S & E Victoria and extreme SE New South Wales; non-breeding SE South Australia (E from Fleurieu Peninsula) E to SE New South Wales (to S of Sydney), extending inland to NC Victoria.
P. r. rodinogaster
(Drapiez, 1819) – Bass Strait islands (King I, Flinders I) and Tasmania.
11·5–13 cm; 9–11 g. Male nominate race has head and upperparts sooty black, semicircular white forehead patch; upperwing, including greater wing-coverts,... read more
Song a rapid trill, “chr t- tr-tr-t-r-r”, low and weak but penetrating. Contact call... read more
Rainforest and wet eucalypt (Eucalyptus) forest, often with dense undergrowth; drier, more... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other small arthropods. Feeds on ground and tree trunks and in low foliage. Prey captured with combination of aerial... read more
Season Sept–Mar; one or two broods. Nest built by female, a small deep cup of moss and plant fibre, bound with spider web, often with... read more
Resident, migratory and dispersive. Present throughout year in some areas. Others move into more... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Common in Tasmania, although clearing of rainforest has reduced available habitat. Listed as “Vulnerable” in New South Wales.
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