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Pacific or Solomons Robin

Petroica [pusilla or polymorpha] (= Petroica pusilla) Peale, TR 1849

The Pacific robin, is a red-breasted Australasian robin in the passerine bird genus Petroica found in Melanesia and Polynesia. It is similar in plumage to the scarlet robin of Australia, and until recently the two were considered conspecific until split in 1999 by Schodde and Mason. Thirteen subspecies of Pacific robin are currently recognised, and these subspecies display considerable variation in plumage, foraging preferences, and habitat. The Norfolk robin was previously considered a subspecies of the Pacific robin, but is now considered a distinct species. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Petroicidae
Genus:
   Petroica
Scientific:
  Petroica pusilla


Original description

Citation:
  Peale, TR 1849

Reference:
   U.S. Explor. Exped. [Wilkes] 8 p. 93, pl. 25, fig. 3

Imprint year:
  1848

Protonym:
  Petroica pusilla


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  757B71A30B194D4D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-757B71A3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/757B71A3


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 922695

Geographic range:

  • Petroica pusilla pusilla: Western Samoa (Upolu and Savai'i)
  • Petroica pusilla similis: Vanuatu (Aneityum)
  • Petroica pusilla tannensis: Vanuatu (Tanna)
  • Petroica pusilla feminina: Vanuatu (Efate and Mai)
  • Petroica pusilla cognata: Vanuatu (Erromanga I.)
  • Petroica pusilla ambrynensis: Vanuatu and Banks Group
  • Petroica pusilla soror: Vanua Lava (Banks Group)
  • Petroica pusilla kleinschmidti: Fiji (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu)
  • Petroica pusilla taveunensis: Taveuni (Fiji)
  • Petroica pusilla becki: Kadavu (Fiji)
  • Petroica polymorpha polymorpha: Makira (Solomon Islands)
  • Petroica polymorpha septentrionalis: Bougainville (Solomon Islands)
  • Petroica polymorpha kulambangrae: Solomon Islands (Kolombangara)
  • Petroica polymorpha dennisi: Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
  • Show more...
English:
Pacific or Solomons Robin
French:
Miro du Pacifique ou M. des Solomons


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pacific or Solomons Robin ( Petroica [pusilla or polymorpha])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica [pusilla or polymorpha])
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Pacific Robin (Pacific) ( Petroica multicolor [pusilla Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Pacific Robin (Pacific) ( Petroica multicolor [pusilla Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Petroica [multicolor, pusilla or polymorpha]

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German: Pazifikscharlachschnäpper
English: Pacific or Solomons Robin, Pacific Robin, Pacific Robin (Pacific)
English, HBW: Pacific Robin
English (IOC): Pacific Robin, Pacific/Solomons Robin
English (United States): Pacific Robin
Spanish: Petroica del Pacífico, Petroica Multicolor (grupo pusilla)
Spanish (Spain): Petroica del Pacífico, Petroica multicolor (grupo pusilla)
French: Miro du Pacifique, Miro du Pacifique [pusilla], Miro du Pacifique ou M. des Solomons, Miro écarlate, Miro écarlate (pusilla)
Japanese (romaji): taiheiyouhitaki (pusilla guru-pu)
Japanese: タイヘイヨウヒタキ (pusilla グループ), パシフィックヒタキ
Scientific: Petroica [pusilla or polymorpha], Petroica multicolor [pusilla Group], Petroica multicolor pusilla, Petroica pusilla, Petroica pusilla pusilla
Dutch: Karmijnvliegenvanger
Norwegian: melanesiaflueskvett (pusilla gr.)
Polish: skalinek pacyficzny
Portuguese (Portugal): petróica-do-pacífico
Russian: Многоцветная петроика
Slovak: mucholovka pestrá
Swedish: melanesisk sydhake
Turkish: Pasifik bülbülü
Chinese: 红鸲鹟
Chinese (Traditional): 緋紅鴝鶲

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