June: Pink robin. If on a still day you hear the tik, tik, tik of what sounds like a twig snapping, you might be eavesdropping on the quiet chatter of the picture-perfect pink robin. BirdLife Australia’s national bird monitoring program, Birdata, shows pink parrots are regular winter visitors to the lowlands and foothills of south-eastern Australia, where they breed in dark, damp eucalypt gullies or cool temperate rainforests. In the winter, they often move into drier, more open habitats, including woodland.
Photograph: Deepak Karra