Small brown bird identification-I need help

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joannemurphy1262
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Small brown bird identification-I need help

A tiny brown and grey bird with a golden coloured wing marking has been frequenting my garden lately. It is very curious and not at all afraid of me. It approaches me and watches me as I move around. It reminds me of the shape of a robin and I've taken some photos of it. I need help to identify it. It's not in the bird finder and I can't find it in my bird books. Can anyone suggest what to do please?

Woko
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Information about location, habitat & where in the vegetation structure can often help in identifying birds, Joanne. Can you provide more information & are you able to post a photo or two?

Woko
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Oops! Done! That looks rather like a female Flame Robin.

joannemurphy1262
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I've posted the photos I think. I can see them but maybe you not able to? I live in the bend of a river with lots of native trees a bushes and scrub . In Sunbury, Victoria. 

joannemurphy1262
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I thought it looked like some kind of robin, but I've lived in this place for 20 years and I've never seen any kind of male robin at all. I really have thought that it looks like a female robin before. The thing that's made me feel I was wrong is the fact that I've never seen a male. Are they more wary and shy?

Woko
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I think Sunbury is part of the Flame Robin range so we're on track. Someone from your neck of the woods might have an opinion.

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It is definately a Robin from the visible wing markings in pics 3 & 4. Hard to say with certainity which species with the poor resolution  and without actually being there to get the overall picture of the habitat which is often a good indicator, but Flame seems like a decent possibility. Maybe look out for a male, there is quite likely to be one

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joannemurphy1262
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I've discovered it's definitely a female Pink Robin. The golden flash on the wings and the tail with no white in it. Thankyou for helping me.

joannemurphy1262
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Thank you Woko and HelloBirdy :)

joannemurphy1262
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I found this picture...a female Pink Robin...this is the bird in my garden :)

Woko
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Good one, Joanne. Great that you've been able to track it down. I'm interested to learn what might be attracting it to your garden, not to mention your trike/bike/cart. It seems you might have the right habitat. If so, there may be other robins in your area. Eyes peeled! 

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With luck you might see the male with the bright pink chest.

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