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1. (noun) South Island robin, New Zealand robin, Petroica australis - a tame, inquisitive, small bird of the bush with dark slate-grey feathers and long thin legs. The South Island birds have a white breast.

(Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 2; Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 179; Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 96;)

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