Conservation Status

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.


Australian robins are not related to the robins of the New World, the Western Hemisphere, which are actually thrushes. Though they resemble some Old World flycatchers due to similar adaptations to the environment, they are not related to this family either, nor do they behave like them. They do not normally find their food while they are flying. An ancient family, Australian robins are more closely related to Australian lyrebirds and honeyeaters.

Jacky winter (Microeca fascinans) Resident

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