Bruny Island Birdlife - Pink Robin

 

Bruny Island is home to abundant birdlife, including all 12 species endemic to Tasmania. Some are critically endangered, such as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, the Swift Parrot, and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. All 12 endemic species are protected under Tasmania's Nature Conservation Act 2002.

Bruny Island is a popular place for bird watching, and has been named in the top 10 bird watching sites in Australia by Australian Birdlife magazine.

Watch out for the next Bruny Island Bird Festival, (date TBA).

Photos from award winning photographer Rod Hartvigsen of Murranji Photography

 

Pink Robin

The Pink Robin (Petroica rodinogaster) is a small bird found in south eastern Australia. It has a beautiful bright pink breast which contrasts with the sooty black coloured head and wings.

Habitat

Pink Robins live in rainforests and moist eucalypt forests.

Behaviour

The Pink Robin feeds on insects and spiders, often at ground level.

Conservation

The Pink Robin is not an endangered species although it is considered vulnerable in NSW.