Scarlet RobinScientific name: Petroica boodang

Meaning of name: Petroica is from the Greek words petros, meaning rock, and oicos, meaning house. The meaning of boodang is not known.

Aboriginal name: Kooba (caw’bar).

Distribution: Found in the southwestern and southeastern areas of Australia.

Description: Up to 13.5cm long with a 22cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 152km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in August 1985, 10 years 1.6 months after being banded (information as at 20 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html