The Aussie Pink Robin Is One Vibrant, Adorable, And Very Round Little Bird

Australia is home to a lot of amazing creatures. Therefore sometimes we might think that some of the creatures are fake. There’s no way that these types of creatures exist in real life. If you see a photo of this amazing robin bird, you’ll probably think that it is edited. Because of this birds’ round pink color body. But this pink robin bird is definitely real and can be found in Australia.

Ever since last September, when there have been a lot of worries about Australia’s natural animal population due to the raging fires, the focus shifted on more recognizable animals such as koalas, kangaroos, or wombats. Even if we searched we couldn’t find many statistics about how these amazing and vibrant bird species have been affected by the fires.

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The Pink Robin it’s just so round!

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Unfortunately, until the fires are all out and the birds that escaped return, it’s hard to estimate losses.

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These pink robins nest and breed in the dense vegetation of eucalyptus forests and temperate rainforests. So it seems that there was some damage to their habitats. These birds are classified by the males’ blackheads, a white patch above their beaks and their incredible belly.

Female Australian pink robin birds are more of an olive-brown. And they have only the slightest pink tint to their bellies. They have their little round bodies. So BirdLife Australia describes them as a “Small tubby bird”.

An Instagram photographer @ambikangela is the one who brought this amazing bord to the worldwide audience. So you can see more of their amazing Australian wildlife photos on Instagram.

Pink robins are classified by the males’ black heads, white patch above their beaks, and of course, that incredible belly.

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Pink robins can be found on the island of Tasmania, King and Flinders Islands and the wetter parts of Victoria and south eastern New South Wales. This gives the species a massive range of over 20,000 km2. Its favored habitat is a temperate forests or a subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.  The one pre-requisite seems to be that its nesting place must be damp.

Moss thrives in damp places and the pink robin needs it for its nest which it will make in a deep cup shape.  It will add feathers and, cleverly, spider webs are used as a binding material.  Inside, fine grass and fern serve as a lining on to which a clutch of three or four eggs is laid. The nest can usually be spotted in the fork of a tree and from this vantage point the robins swoop down and catch insects on the ground or in low bushes.

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.

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Pink robins might look very similar to the red-breasted European robin, but they’re barely even related. Along with the beautiful flame robin (Petroica phoenicea) from southeastern Australia and the ridiculously cute and endangered black robin (Petroica traversi) from New Zealand – look at him, he’s got zero neck – the pink robin belongs to a family called Petroicidae, which contains 45 known species.

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It’s not even clear yet how the members of Petroicidae relate to each other. The European robins belong to a family of ‘Old World flycatchers’, called the Muscicapidae.

Australian robins were named after European robins by ornithologists who traveled to Australia at the time of European settlement and decided to call them robins too, despite fundamental genetic and morphological differences between them.

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Alliteration aside, the pink robin (Petroica rodinogaster) was named with just a little pre-Victorian chauvinism.   It was first so described by a Belgian naturalist Auguste Drapiez in 1819.  Yet its nomenclature only describes half the species as the pink robin is sexually dimorphic.  While the male does have a pink breast, the female of the species has a rather drab grey-brown plumage. Drapiez decided to call it a robin too, despite the unlikelihood of it being related to the European variety.  You can see why.

People Share “Unwritten Rules” of the Society That Everyone Should Follow, and Here Are 20 of Them

In order for us to function in a healthy society, there’s a set of unwritten rules we have to follow. Those are one of the things that no school teaches you, and at some point, you have to learn that yourself. Some call them good manners, some call them rules, or maybe just common sense.

However you name it, society has a rule book that ‘forces’ people to behave and be good to one another. In order to do that you have to be aware of these “unwritten rules”. Therefore, today we will share some with you.

One Reddit user asked a question: “What is one ‘unwritten rule’ that you believe everyone should know and follow?” And there were quite some people who shared their wisdom with the internet. People were listing things that should be common knowledge but for some reason aren’t, and it’s about time everyone learned them. Therefore, scroll down below to check out this list of “rules” we compiled for you. And if you know another one that hasn’t been mentioned, make sure to share it with us in the comment section.

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If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.- Soft-Problem

2.

Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common curtesy anymore. –

penguinmanbat

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If you borrow something, give it back in the same condition.- Ryastor

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If someone is giving you a ride you should be ready at the door before they get there. It’s so rude to have someone waiting on you when they are doing you a favor by picking you up. –Thatweirdboringdude

6.

Let us get off the lift/train before you try to barge on ffs – Melassia

7.

The last one to go to bed has to turn the light off. –Rebeca2277

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When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking too (or yelling at sadly) is just the one that happened to pick up the phone or is standing at the till. they likely have nothing to do with what went wrong and have little sway in what can be done to help. They don’t need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.- sebastianrileyt2

9.

If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them the fuck alone!-

Thetiredregular

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Put the shopping cart back where it GOES! –brock0124

11.

If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don’t blast loud music. – AgeOfWomen

12.

Quit pissing on public toilet seats. – kpeterson159

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When someone else is paying the bill you shouldn’t order something very pricey (it’s understandable if something expensive is the only thing you are able to eat) –yomomma1000

14.

The “wave” of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. Its just polite – dishyboii

15.

Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs. – jdward01

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Wear deodorant if you are out in public. –kyogre120·

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If someone can’t fix an aspect of their appearance in five minutes or less, don’t mention it.- greentea2727

18.

PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic) – keri112493

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