Belongs within: Petroicidae. Petroica, the Australasian robins, is a genus of small, stout birds whose males often have contrasting colour patterns with dark upperparts and whitish underparts; a number of species are also bear red markings. The Australasian not-robins Published 19 December 2018 I’ve complained in the past about the decided lack of imagination displayed… Continue reading Petroica


Belongs within: Passerides.Contains: Petroica. The Petroicidae include the Australasian robins, a group of small insectivorous birds found primarily in wooded areas. Molecular data also support the inclusion of the scrub-robins of the genus Drymodes, which have longer legs and tail than other members of the family. Characters (from The Internet Bird Collection): Small, rather stocky… Continue reading Petroicidae