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Photo © by OzV
Norfolk Island, Australia, 26 June 2005
Petroica multicolor


Photo © by Ken Doy
Norfolk Island, May 2016

13 cm

  • Black head and upperside with large white spot on forehead and on wing (median to greater coverts and bases on some flight feathers)
  • Tail black with small white corners
  • Lower throat, breast and most of belly scarlet, rest including undertail coverts white
  • Legs and bill black, eye brown


  • Upperside paler version of male with brown replacing the black and only hints of pale mark on wing and forehead
  • Throat and chin pale
  • Orange-scarlet where male is scarlet on underside, rest off white

Immature is similar to female but lacks the reddish on the breast


Norfolk island, Australia


Split from Pacific Robin in 2015.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Prefers mature forest, may occur in palms and olives.


Insects and other invertebrates.


Song is a couple of notes followed by a chirping series.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Boles, W., C. J. Sharpe, and D. A. Christie (2020). Norfolk Robin (Petroica multicolor), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.pacrob2.01

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