Red Capped Robin

Red-Capped Robin – The Best and Brightest

Red Capped Robin illustrated by Ravenari


The best and brightest, wariness, setting boundaries with other people, inflexibility, faring better in bushland and more open environments, preferring to stay away from the hustle and bustle, needing quieter spaces, staying grounded.


The red-capped is a small songbird found throughout the drier regions of Australia, usually in scrub and bushland. Despite being found throughout the continent, it is considered an uncommon bird, and can become less common in urban areas. They are sexually dimorphic, with the male being brightly patterned and the female being quite drab. They predominantly eat insects and spiders, and like to feed upon the ground.

They have complex, sweet songs which primarily attract females and maintain territorial boundaries. The brightness of their red-cap and breast patch is determined by their diet, so males with excellent feeding grounds tend to be the brightest and therefore attract the most females. The male is considered to be much more wary than the female. Both native birds and feral predators prey on the red-capped robin, and it does not thrive in urban environments.