Family Australasian Robins (Petroicidae)

Least Concern

White-breasted Robin (Quoyornis georgianus)


Taxonomy

French: Miro à poitrine blanche German: Weißbrustschnäpper Spanish: Petroica pechiblanca
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa georgiana

Quoy and Gaimard

, 1830,

King George Sound, Western Australia, Australia

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SW Australia: SW coastal region of Western Australia from N of Geraldton S, discontinuously, to region of Albany.

Descriptive notes

15–16·5 cm; male 19–22·5g, female 15–19 g. Has head and upperparts sooty grey, lores black; upperwing sooty black, white patches across bases... read more

Voice

Song a whistled double note, “see-ow”. Alarm calls a single or double “chic... read more

Habitat

N population inhabits dense coastal thickets of acacia (Acacia) and paperbark (... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and other small arthropods. Most prey captured by pouncing from an elevated perch to ground (76% of attacks); also taken below 1 m... read more

Breeding

Season Jun–Jan; 2–3 clutches per season. Breeds as pair, but often up to three helpers at nest (mostly males); male and helpers... read more

Movements

Sedentary. Young females disperse, while young males often remain with parents as helpers. In one... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-west Australia EBA. Common. Reaction to disturbance uncertain; in some studies this species showed a... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. (2017). White-breasted Robin (Quoyornis georgianus). 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/59295 on 25 November 2017).