Tropical Birding Tours Now, I have heard the odd Brit mention that their Robin is better looking than the American Robin. Well guys, take a look at a selection of Australian Robins. They are hard to beat. Iain
Scarlet Robin (Australia). The bird family Petroicidae includes roughly 45 species. All are endemic to Australasia. For want of an accurate common name, the family is often called the Australasian robins. Within the family the species are known not only as robins but as scrub-robins and flycatchers.
SPOTTED PARDALOTE (Pardalotus punctatus) - one of the smallest of all Australian birds at 8 to 10cm in length, and one of the most colorful. They nest in deep horizontal tunnels drilled into banks of earth. Externally about the size of a mouse-hole, these can be very deep, a meter or more.