Flame robin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Petroicidae
Genus: Petroica
Species: Petroica phoenicea
Flame robins, or Petroica phoenicea, are so called because of the males' flame colored underparts. They are also known as bank robins.


Males have fiery-red underparts with a black head, back and wings - the wings also have white striping on them. Females are brown with white underparts.


The flame robins nest is found in wooded areas; it is the typical cup shape. The building of the nest can take up to 14 days, and is bound by spider webs. The clutch is 3 or 4, and the eggs are greenish-white with darker markings.


Flame robins are found in south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

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