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Mangrove Robin
Peneonanthe pulverulenta

The Mangrove Robin is a small a small grey and white Australasian robin. They have a darker eye-stripe and a touch of brwon in the wings with a T-shape black patch to the tail, which has white flanks. They are 14-17 cm in length. They inhabit the lower parts of mangrove swamps, often feeding on the ground or on butresses of the mangrove trees.
There are four subspecies, three of which occur in Australia: cinereiceps (northern WA) and alligator (NT) are endemic to Australia, while leucura occurs in Papua New Guinea and north-eastern Queensland. The fourth subspecies, pulverulenta, occurs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Until recently, they were included under the genus Eopsaltria, along with the Eastern Yellow Robin and others, but are thought now to be in their own genus, Peneoenanthe.

 

Mangrove Robin

Mangrove Robin

Mangrove Robin

1: Cairns Esplanade, Qld, 20/10/2010.
2: Cairns Esplanade, Qld, 13/10/2011.