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Pacific Robin

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:
  7F84E3A30B7AD042

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7F84E3A3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7F84E3A3


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)
  • Show more...
English:
Pacific Robin
German:
Pazifikscharlachschnäpper
Spanish:
Petroica del Pacífico
French:
Miro du Pacifique
Croatian:
pacifički batić
Japanese:
パシフィックヒタキ
Dutch:
Karmijnvliegenvanger
Polish:
skalinek pacyficzny
Portuguese:
papinho-do-pacífico
Russian:
Многоцветная петроика
Slovak:
mucholovka pestrá
Swedish:
melanesisk sydhake
Ukrainian:
тоутоваї малий
Chinese:
红鸲鹟
Chinese (Traditional):
緋紅鴝鶲


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Pacific Robin [pusilla] ( Petroica pusilla [pusilla])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Pacific Robin [pusilla] ( Petroica pusilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Pacific Robin ( Petroica pusilla) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Petroica [pusilla or polymorpha] (sensu lato) by some authors

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German: Pazifikscharlachschnäpper
English: Pacific Robin, Pacific Robin [pusilla]
Spanish: Petroica del Pacífico
French: Miro du Pacifique, Miro du Pacifique (pusilla), Miro du Pacifique [pusilla]
Croatian: pacifički batić
Japanese: パシフィックヒタキ
Scientific: Petroica pusilla, Petroica pusilla [pusilla], Petroica pusilla pusilla
Dutch: Karmijnvliegenvanger
Polish: skalinek pacyficzny
Portuguese: papinho-do-pacífico
Russian: Многоцветная петроика
Slovak: mucholovka pestrá
Swedish: melanesisk sydhake
Turkish: Pasifik Bülbülü
Ukrainian: тоутоваї малий
Chinese: 红鸲鹟
Chinese (Traditional): 緋紅鴝鶲

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