Family Australasian Robins (Petroicidae)

Least Concern

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)


Taxonomy

French: Miro à front rouge German: Rotstirnschnäpper Spanish: Petroica frentirroja
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa goodenovii

Vigors and Horsfield

, 1827,

South Australia, Australia

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Closely related to P. multicolor. Has been recorded as hybridizing with P. boodang. Monotypic.

Distribution:

S two-thirds of mainland Australia, with irregular occurrence of non-breeders in N parts and on much of E coast.

Descriptive notes

10·5–12·5 cm; 7–9 g. Male has head, neck and upperparts black, large scarlet forehead patch; upperwing black, white median and greater secondary... read more

Voice

Song a metallic insect-like “drit-drit-drrr-it”. Call a short “tick”; scold... read more

Habitat

Semi-arid and arid woodland and shrubland (mallee, mixed open woodland, mulga, etc.) with acacia (... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and other small arthropods. Most food caught on or near ground, primarily by pouncing from low perch, usually below 1 m. Foraging... read more

Breeding

Eggs late Jun to mid Jan; rears up to four broods, and will make up to ten attempts, per season. Breeds as monogamous pair. Territory... read more

Movements

Extent and nature of movements poorly known. At least partly sedentary (present throughout year at... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Common; irregular in wetter coastal districts. Widespread breeder in S Queensland, Western Australia and S states (but not recorded Tasmania);... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2018). Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59317 on 16 October 2018).