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Australian Robins: Petroicidae

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Australian robins can be found in India, Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia.


Most Australian robins live in forests and woodlands, but scrub robins live in semi-arid scrub, dry areas with short trees and shrubs. Some species live in mangroves and eucalyptus (yoo-kah-LIP-tus) forests. Some Australian robins can be found nesting in trees and bushes along cultivated fields.


Australian robins eat insects, spiders, earthworms, and sometimes even leeches, crabs, and mollusks.

One species is Endangered, facing a very high risk of extinction, or dying out, in the wild. Two subspecies are Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, and one subspecies is Near Threatened, in danger of becoming threatened with extinction. Many species have experienced declining population due to habitat loss because of extreme clearing of land for agricultural use. Australian robins are also vulnerable to larger birds that prey on them.

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