The flame robin (Petroica phoenicea) is a small passerine bird native to Australia. It is a moderately common resident of the coolest parts of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Like the other two red-breasted Petroica robins—the scarlet robin and the red-capped robin—it is often simply called the robin redbreast. Like many brightly coloured robins of the Petroicidae, it is sexually dimorphic. Measuring 12–14 cm (4.7–5.5 in) long, the flame robin has dark brown eyes and a small thin black bill. The male has a brilliant orange-red chest and throat, and a white patch on the forehead above the bill. Its upper parts are iron-grey with white bars, and its tail black with white tips. The female is a nondescript grey-brown. Its song has been described as the most musical of its genus.

The position of the flame robin and its Australian relatives on the passerine family tree is unclear; the Petroicidae are not closely related to either the European or American robins but appear to be an early offshoot of the Passerida group of songbirds. The flame robin is predominantly insectivorous, pouncing on prey from a perch in a tree, or foraging on the ground. A territorial bird, the flame robin employs song and plumage displays to mark out and defend its territory. Classified by BirdLife International as Near Threatened, the species has suffered a marked decline in the past 25 years.
Flame Robin
Date Location Count
2020-05-26 12:08Dunach State Forest--Northeast Block8
2020-05-25 14:59Terrick Terrick National Park--Mt Terrick Terrick2
2020-05-15 12:01Tandarra Water Storage3
2020-04-28 09:50Ditchfield Bushland Reserve1
2020-05-16 12:11Cemetery Rd b/w Plunkett Rd and McMillan Rd3
2020-05-16 10:45Greater Bendigo National Park--Whipstick4
2020-05-15 11:15Muckleford Railway Station3
2020-05-19 09:45Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park2
2020-05-25 10:02Greater Bendigo National Park--Kamarooka1
2020-05-09 14:04Cargerie1
2020-05-13 10:30Pilchers Bridge Flora and Fauna Reserve--SW corner Andrews Track2
2020-05-14 09:00Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve4
2020-05-03 09:56Mt Sugarloaf Nature Conservation Reserve5
2020-05-05 14:30Lauriston Reservoir1
2020-05-16 08:10Bannockburn Reserve--North of Bannockburn-Shelford Rd11
2020-05-26 14:30Knowsley State Forest6
2020-05-18 08:50Black Hill Nature Reserve1
2020-05-07 07:35Lake Eppalock--Moorabbee Bluff1
2020-05-07 08:24One Eye State Forest--Parsons Gully1
2020-05-15 07:52Argyle State Forest--Hirds Road7
2020-05-08 09:02Bogans Lane at Freshwater Creek, Mount Duneed2
2020-05-27 15:21Hovells Creek Trail, Lara1
2020-05-20 09:20Rice Nature Reserve13
2020-05-22 15:30Gobarup Nature Conservation Reserve2
2020-05-15 14:46Barwon River at Jendes Lane, Charlemont3
2020-05-15 16:14Dans Nature Reserve3
2020-05-25 14:30Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands1
2020-05-08 07:42Lake Connewarre South Shore1
2020-05-26 11:30Rushworth State Forest10
2020-05-27 13:30Romsey Sewage Treatment Ponds1
2020-05-16 16:00Tooborac Nature Conservation Reserve--Old Seymour-Tooborac Road2
2020-05-14 08:35Lake Connewarre East Shore (restricted access)3
2020-05-27 09:30Albert Road Nature Reserve6
2020-05-27 14:00Waranga Basin14
2020-05-16 13:50Bailieston Historic Area Block 1 inc Bailieston Quarry
2020-05-15 09:00Holden Flora Reserve1
2020-05-26 13:12Ocean Grove Nature Reserve1
2020-05-15 09:44Werribee River Regional Park1
2020-05-09 11:10Bellarine Rail Trail at Banks Rd4
2020-05-06 13:45Wet Lane, Murchison6
2020-05-22 11:05Camp Rd, Murchison11
2020-05-05 13:15Loch Garry2
2020-05-18 08:30Woodlands Historic Park2
2020-05-13 13:51Hughes Creek Hill Bushland Reserve1
2020-05-26 07:49Woodlands Historic Park--Back Paddock4
2020-05-26 09:20Woodlands Historic Park--Providence Rd Carpark10
2020-05-11 16:34Seascape Drive Woodlands3
2020-05-27 13:00Truganina Park1
2020-05-10 11:56Point Cook Coastal Park--The Tower1
2020-05-26 10:30Mangalore Nature Conservation Reserve4
2020-05-08 09:40Jacana Wetland1
2020-05-25 09:00Gemmill Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve1
2020-05-26 14:00Altona Coastal Park1
2020-05-23 13:40Mooroopna Common7
2020-05-09 11:00Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve1
2020-05-12 13:25Jordans Bend1
2020-05-08 09:34Seymour Bushland Park6
2020-05-28 10:16Galada Tamboore
2020-05-06 03:55Royal Park4
2020-05-07 14:20Mornington Peninsula National Park--Bridgewater Bay2
2020-05-06 09:40Edinburgh Gardens1
2020-05-05 07:54Quarry Hills Bushland Park1
2020-05-16 11:29Tanunda Wetlands7
2020-05-06 10:02Plenty Gorge Parklands--Yellow Gum Park
2020-05-14 10:37Plenty Gorge Park--Ashley Road1
2020-05-11 14:26Banyule Flats Reserve1
2020-05-18 09:55Karkarook Park1
2020-05-17 14:54Braeside Park Wetlands1
2020-05-24 13:30Mt Major6
2020-05-27 07:35Bushy Park Wetlands12
2020-05-27 08:43Wannarkladdin Wetlands8
2020-05-18 15:12Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands--Seaford8
2020-05-15 10:11Dandenong Valley Wetland1
2020-05-28 08:44Eastern Treatment Plant--Boundary Rd Wetlands7
2020-05-10 12:09Tirhatuan Park1
2020-05-13 11:04Heatherton Road Wetlands2
2020-05-26 13:40Churchill National Park1
2020-05-26 10:03Gobur Flora and Fauna Reserve12
2020-05-08 07:12Frog Hollow Reserve2
2020-05-10 09:32Yarra Valley Trail, Lilydale to Coldstream4
2020-05-28 09:58Cardinia Reservoir Park2
2020-05-02 09:41Healesville Sanctuary1
2020-05-15 06:46Rhyll1
2020-04-28 15:25Yarra Ranges National Park--Mt Donna Buang10
2020-05-24 10:57Winton Wetlands--Duck Pond1
2020-05-07 11:51Redlands Reserve
2020-05-16 12:38Ovens River Walk, Wangaratta1
2020-05-05 09:38Wonthaggi Heathland and Coastal Reserve2
2020-05-24 09:27Rifle Butts Road3
2020-05-25 11:47Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--Chiltern1
2020-05-14 09:14Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--Bartleys Block2
2020-05-14 11:38Barnawartha Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2020-05-04 17:00Venus Bay Boat Ramp2
2020-05-17 14:15Murray to Mountains Rail Trail--Everton-Beechworth1
2020-05-03 14:15Murray to Mountains Rail Trail at Bowmans Forest7
2020-05-25 16:38Osbornes Flat2
2020-05-19 12:17Farm Dams on Morwell-Thorpdale Rd at Ten Mile Creek Rd1
2020-05-25 12:23Livingstone National Park6
2020-05-15 13:30Morwell National Park1
2020-05-16 10:55Holey Plains State Park3
2020-05-15 07:22MacLeod Morass Wildlife Reserve6
2020-05-22 10:20Narawntapu National Park at -41.14143, 146.6001823
2020-05-17 10:47Narawntapu National Park1
2020-05-27 09:20Sherwood Forest2
2020-05-24 11:20Stony Creek Nature Reserve1
2020-05-09 10:36Uriarra East Reserve6
2020-05-25 10:45Uriarra Loop Track1
2020-05-08 10:25Murrumbidgee Discovery Track1
2020-05-12 08:00West Belconnen Pond2
2020-05-21 08:01Bibaringa (restricted access)4
2020-05-18 10:55Molonglo River--woodland track1
2020-05-10 10:35Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve2
2020-05-16 10:45National Arboretum--main dam1
2020-05-16 11:47Northern Border Campsite2
2020-05-21 09:29Oak Hill (Bonner)1
2020-05-24 13:55Tuggeranong Hill2
2020-05-26 12:10Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve--Campbell Park2
2020-05-17 10:00Rob Roy Nature Reserve2
2020-05-11 16:00Glen Davis Road1
2020-05-24 08:19Adventure Bay1
2020-05-23 09:14Cape Queen Elizabeth Track6
2020-05-25 13:06Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve1
2020-05-24 09:23South Bruny National Park--Grass Point3