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Rose Robin

Rose Robin (Image ID 46588)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Sat 5th Jun, 2021 and uploaded on Mon 7th Jun, 2021 .
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ID46588
CommentIt was inspiring to see Roger Scott’s stunning close-up image of a Rose Robin at Royal Park Wetlands a month ago (New Images, 46019) and I have been looking for Rose Robins there ever since. A month later it seems they are still around, with this one (possibly the same one) suddenly appearing close to me as I was trying to photograph a Fantail near-by. It did not stay long enough for me to capture a frontal view, having sighted some insect prey to be pursued, but its beautiful pink breast can just be seen. Since they often migrate north in winter, we may be lucky to still have them around this far south. According to The Australian Bird Guide, they “perch in shrub layer or subcanopy, nervously flicking tail and drooped wings, and making acrobatic sallies to catch flying insects or prey seized from vegetation”, which is exactly what this one was doing.
EquipmentNikon Z7ii, Nikon 300mm PF f4, TC1.4, focal length 420mm
ISO 1250
1/1250th f5.6
LocationRoyal Park Wetlands, Parkville, Victoria
Keywordsmale, adult
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