Endemic to the dense, temperate and tropical forests of southeastern Australia, the pink robin (Petroica rodinogaster) is a plump little bird that weighs just 10g. The species displays striking sexual dimorphism - only the males are decorated in that delicious candy hue, framed by a smoky black throat, head, and back. The plumage of the females is far more subdued, but they're just as adorable.
Pink robins might look very similar to the red-breasted European robin, but they're barely even related. The pink robin belongs to a family called Petroicidae, which contains 45 known species.
Unlike the European robin, known for its gregariousness, the pink robin is something of a shy bird. It is notoriously difficult to photograph as it tries to keep itself as hidden as possible while it darts about for food.
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