Petroicidae – Australasian Robins

Yellow-bellied Flyrobin (Microeca flavigaster) by Ian

Yellow-bellied Flyrobin (Microeca flavigaster) by Ian

By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches. (Psalms 104:12 NKJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Petroicidae – Australasian Robins


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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (49)

Ashy Robin (Heteromyias albispecularis)
Grey-headed Robin (Heteromyias cinereifrons)
Black-chinned Robin (Poecilodryas brachyura)
Black-sided Robin (Poecilodryas hypoleuca)
White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa)
Buff-sided Robin (Poecilodryas cerviniventris)
Banded Yellow Robin (Poecilodryas placens)
Black-throated Robin (Poecilodryas albonotata)
White-winged Robin (Peneothello sigillata)
Smoky Robin (Peneothello cryptoleuca)
Slaty Robin (Peneothello cyanus)
White-rumped Robin (Peneothello bimaculata)
Mangrove Robin (Peneoenanthe pulverulenta)
White-faced Robin (Tregellasia leucops)
Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Western Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis)
White-breasted Robin (Eopsaltria georgiana)
Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata)
Dusky Robin (Melanodryas vittata)
Green-backed Robin (Pachycephalopsis hattamensis)
White-eyed Robin (Pachycephalopsis poliosoma)
Torrent Flyrobin (Monachella muelleriana)
Canary Flyrobin (Microeca papuana)
Yellow-legged Flyrobin (Microeca griseoceps)
Olive Flyrobin (Microeca flavovirescens)
Lemon-bellied Flyrobin (Microeca flavigaster)
Yellow-bellied Flyrobin (Microeca flaviventris)
Golden-bellied Flyrobin (Microeca hemixantha)
Jacky Winter (Microeca fascinans)
Garnet Robin (Eugerygone rubra)
Rose Robin (Petroica rosea)
Pink Robin (Petroica rodinogaster)
Snow Mountain Robin (Petroica archboldi)
Mountain Robin (Petroica bivittata)
Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea)
Pacific Robin (Petroica pusilla)
Norfolk Robin (Petroica multicolor)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)
Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)
Tomtit (Petroica macrocephala)
North Island Robin (Petroica longipes)
South Island Robin (Petroica australis)
Black Robin (Petroica traversi)
Papuan Scrub Robin (Drymodes beccarii)
Northern Scrub Robin (Drymodes superciliaris)
Southern Scrub Robin (Drymodes brunneopygia)
Greater Ground Robin (Amalocichla sclateriana)
Lesser Ground Robin (Amalocichla incerta)

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The bird family Petroicidae includes roughly 45 species in about 15 genera. All are endemic to Australasia: New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and numerous Pacific Islands as far east as Samoa. For want of an accurate common name, the family is often called the Australasian robins. Within the family the species are known not only as robins but as scrub-robins and flycatchers.

Most species have a compact build with a large, rounded head, a short, straight bill, and rounded wingtips. They occupy a wide range of wooded habitats, from subalpine to tropical rainforest, and mangrove swamps to semi-arid scrubland. All are primarily insectivorous, although a few supplement their diet with seeds. Hunting is mostly by perch and pounce, a favoured tactic being to cling sideways onto a treetrunk and scan the ground below without moving.

Social organisation is usually centered on long-term pair-bonds and small family groups. Some genera practice cooperative breeding, with all family members helping defend a territory and feed nestlings. (Wikipedia with editing)

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