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North Island robin (Petroica longipes) ENDEMIC


Posted by unozig on Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:21 pm

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Other names: New Zealand robin, toutouwai, bush robin.

Where robins are regularly exposed to people, such as along public walking tracks, they become quite confiding, often approaching to within a metre of a person sitting quietly. Lucky me :-)

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by Ron Day on Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:34 pm
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Quite different from our North American Robin, but it is a beautiful bird in it's own right. Thanks for sharing this NZ species, Zig.
 

by unozig on Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:33 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
Quite different from our North American Robin, but it is a beautiful bird in it's own right. Thanks for sharing this NZ species, Zig.

Yes, I'm used to the European Red Robin. This was a first for me especially it's faintly streaked appearance. Adult birds are also able to expose a small white spot of feathers above the base of the bill.
 

by david fletcher on Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:52 am
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Super pose and details Zig. Other than colouration, it's looks a dead ringer for the European version.
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:55 am
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Nice bird, perch and composition.
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:46 pm
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Looks identical in every way except for colours to our European Robin! One of our favourite little birds that can become very tame in the garden with a little encouragement, especially mealworms. A lovely image!

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by Gene Gwin on Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:46 pm
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Unozig. Like the light on this one. Thanks for sharing.
 

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