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- Petroica multicolor
usually in autumn. A very small bird, male has scarlet breast, black
head, throat and back, white forehead, white wingbars, white lower abdomen.
Female is browner with pale scarlet wash on breast. Usually in pairs.
Often perch, fly to ground, fly back to same or different perch.
warble, ending in two long notes; quiet 'tick'.
1: three warbling calls; a motorbike revs up on the last call.
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