Post 2 in my Robins of Victoria Series.
The Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) is found in the drier areas of Australia, mainly south of the Tropics. Like all Australian Robins it is not closely related to either European or American robins, but shares a common name with them because of its bright red colour.
The Red-capped Robin is smaller than many of the other robins in Australia, but make up for its small size with its wonderful colours. It is common in some areas, but can be hard to find unless you are in the correct habitat. These birds were all seen in the Terrick Terrick National Park, which is 225 km north west of Melbourne. It is not an area I have visited very often - a situation that I hope to change in the coming year.
I think there is sort of 'Christmas Feel' to this bird - even if we are now getting our first week of worm weather here.
2022 has been a strange year for me - and at times I have found it very hard to visit other people's blog, and equally hard to know what do say when I do visit. I think you may have noticed. So, as I head to 550 consecutive weeks of WBW I hope I can 'get out more' and visit you all. Please keep commenting, as I really appreciate the contact with the blogging / birding world.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas, and I see you on the other side.
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