Flame Robins are winter visitors to the lowlands in south-eastern Australia. In the warmer months they breed in upland forests, laying their eggs in finely woven nests, sometimes decorated with lichen. As autumn approaches, most move to lower elevations, where they are often conspicuous in open habitats such as farmland, especially pasture and recently ploughed paddocks. They also occur in other grassy areas, such as golf courses, ovals or parkland in built-up areas. They usually return to breeding areas in the mountains in August or September.