Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The red-capped robin gets its name from the distinctive cap on its head – bright red on the male and a duller red on the female.

These small birds feed on insects and other invertebrates, foraging on the ground or in low bushes. They will often perch on a stump or fallen branch, darting down to snatch insects from the ground. You may see them mixing with other small birds (such as willy wagtails) when they feed.

The red-capped robin likes areas with tall trees and shrubs. Look for it in wooded areas along the Uluru base walk or at Kata Tjuta.

Scientific name

Petroica goodenovii

Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara name

titjari or mirilyirilyi