Pink robin Petroica rodinogaster, copyright Tom Tarrant.

Belongs within: Petroicidae.

Petroica, the Australasian robins, is a genus of small, stout birds whose males often have contrasting colour patterns with dark upperparts and whitish underparts; a number of species are also bear red markings.

See also: The Australasian not-robins.

<==Petroica Swainson 1830 (see below for synonymy) CC10
    |  i. s.: P. archboldi JT12
    |         P. bivittata JT12
    |         P. longipes (Garnot in Duperrey 1827) (see below for synonymy) CC10
    |--P. goodenovii (Vigors & Horsfield 1827) BKB15, WS48 (see below for synonymy)
    `--+--+--P. macrocephala (Gmelin 1789) BKB15, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
       |  |    |--P. m. macrocephala (see below for synonymy) CC10
       |  |    |--P. m. chathamensis Fleming 1950 CC10
       |  |    |--P. m. dannefaerdi (Rothschild 1894) (see below for synonymy) CC10
       |  |    |--P. m. marrineri (Mathews & Iredale 1913) (see below for synonymy) CC10
       |  |    `--P. m. toitoi (Lesson 1828) (see below for synonymy) CC10
       |  `--P. traversi (Buller 1872) JT12, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
       `--+--P. australis (Sparrman 1788) BKB15, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
          |    |--P. a. australis (see below for synonymy) CC10
          |    `--P. a. rakiura Fleming 1950 [=P. (Miro) australis rakiura] CC10
          `--+--+--P. phoenicea BKB15
             |  `--+--*P. multicolor (Gmelin 1789) CC10, BKB15, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
             |     |    |--P. m. multicolor (see below for synonymy) CC10
             |     |    `--P. m. campbelli Sharpe 1898 WS48
             |     `--P. boodang BKB15 [=P. multicolor boodang M03; incl. P. multicolor leggi M03]
             `--+--P. rodinogaster BKB15
                `--+--P. rosea BKB15
                   `--Eugerygone rubra BKB15

Petroica Swainson 1830 [incl. Miro Lesson 1831, Myiomoira Reichenbach 1850, Myioscopus Reichenbach 1850, Nesomiro Mathews & Iredale 1913] CC10

Petroica australis (Sparrman 1788) BKB15, CC10 [=Turdus australis CC10, Aplonis australis CC10, Miro australis CC10]

Petroica australis australis (Sparrman 1788) [incl. Turdus albifrons Gmelin 1789, Miro albifrons, Muscicapa albifrons, Myioscopus albifrons, Petroica albifrons, Miro bulleri Sharpe in Buller 1905, M. australis bulleri, Turdus ochrotarsus Forster in Lichtenstein 1844, Miro ochrotarsus, Muscicapa saxicolina Bonaparte 1851] CC10

Petroica goodenovii (Vigors & Horsfield 1827) BKB15, WS48 [=Muscicapa goodenovii WS48; incl. P. ramsayi Sharpe 1879 WS48, P. goodenovii ruficapilla Mathews 1912 WS48]

Petroica longipes (Garnot in Duperrey 1827) [=Muscicapa longipes, *Myioscopus longipes, P. (*Miro) australis longipes, Myiothera novaezelandiae Lesson 1828] CC10

Petroica macrocephala (Gmelin 1789) BKB15, CC10 [=Parus macrocephalus CC10, Miro macrocephala CC10, Muscicapa macrocephala CC10, Myiomoira macrocephala CC10, Petroeca (l. c.) macrocephala CC10, Rhipidura macrocephala CC10, Pachycephalus australis Stephens in Shaw 1826 CC10]

Petroica macrocephala dannefaerdi (Rothschild 1894) [=Miro dannefaerdi, M. dannefordi, Nesomiro traversi dannefaerdi] CC10

Petroica macrocephala macrocephala (Gmelin 1789) [incl. Miro dieffenbachii Gray in Dieffenbach 1843, Myiomoira macrocephala dieffenbachii, Petroica dieffenbachii, Miro forsterorum Gray in Dieffenbach 1843, Turdus minutus Forster in Lichtenstein 1844, Muscicapa minutus] CC10

Petroica macrocephala marrineri (Mathews & Iredale 1913) [=Myiomoira macrocephala marrineri; incl. M. macrocephala enderbyi Mathews 1930] CC10

Petroica macrocephala toitoi (Lesson 1828) [=Muscicapa toitoi, Miro toitoi, *Myiomoira toitoi, Petroeca (l. c.) toitoi; incl. Muscicapa albopectus Ellman 1861] CC10

*Petroica multicolor (Gmelin 1789) CC10, BKB15, CC10 [=Muscicapa multicolor CC10, Petroeca (l. c.) multicolor CC10, M. erythrogastra Latham 1790 CC10, Petroica erythrogastra CC10]

Petroica multicolor multicolor (Gmelin 1789) [incl. Muscicapa dibapha Forster in Lichtenstein 1844, P. modesta Gould 1838, P. pulchella Gould 1840, Muscicapa rhodogastra Latham 1802] CC10

Petroica traversi (Buller 1872) JT12, CC10 [=Miro traversi CC10, Myiomoira traversii CC10, *Nesomiro traversi CC10, Petroica traversii CC10]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

[CC10] Checklist Committee (OSNZ). 2010. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica 4th ed. Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Te Papa Press: Wellington.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

[WS48] Whittell, H. M., & D. L. Serventy. 1948. A systematic list of the birds of Western Australia. Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Special Publication 1: 1–126.

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