Large Australian robin. Males black above, with a black head and chin, and a large white spot above the bill. Breast and belly bright scarlet. Black wing shows extensive white panels. Females brownish above, pale below, with reddish breast patch, dark upperwing with pale panels, and large white spot above bill. In Tasmania, similar Dusky Robin lacks pale panels in the wing. Inhabits open woodlands as well as farmland and grasslands in southeastern and southwestern Australia and Tasmania. Perches low, snatching prey from the ground.