Scarlet Robins are small insectivorous birds found from far southern Queensland through to the Eyre Peninsular of WA, Tasmania and southern WA. Their plumage is very similar to the closely-related Flame Robin, which competes for breeding space, but is migratory whereas Scarlet Robins mostly remain all year. Other similar robins include Rose, Pink and Red-capped Robins, which are often found in similar areas. Scarlet Robins form life-long pairs that keep a territory all year round. As with all of the petroica robins, they are quite small (12 - 14 cm). Their similarity in appearance to European Robins is a case of convergent evolution as the two are only distantly related within the passerines.
1: Victoria Dam, Lesmurdie, WA, 30/09/2012.