Eastern Yellow Robin
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|Eastern Yellow Robin (formerly Southern Yellow Robin)|
Scientific name: Eopsaltria australis
Family: Petroicidae Order: Passeriformes. The Eastern Yellow Robin is a medium sized robin. It has a grey back and head, and yellow underparts. Southern birds have an olive-yellow rump, while in northern birds it is brighter yellow. The throat is off-white and, in flight, there is a pale off-white wing bar. The bill is black. Both sexes are similar in plumage colour and pattern, but the female is slightly smaller. Young Eastern Yellow Robins are rufous-brown. The plumage has some paler streaks, which are confined to the wings when the birds are a little older.
Eastern Yellow Robins are found in a wide range of habitats, from dry woodlands to rainforests. They are also common in parks and gardens, and are usually first seen perched on the side of a tree trunk or other low perch.Eastern Yellow Robins feed on insects, spiders and other arthropods. These are caught mostly on the ground, and are pounced on from a low perch.
During breeding season, breeding pairs of Eastern Robins may lay up to three clutches of eggs. The female builds the nest and incubates the eggs. The nest is a woven cup of bark, grasses and other vegetation, bound together with spider web and lined with finer material and leaves. It is normally built in an upright tree fork, up to 20 m above the ground, but usually within 5 m. Both parents, and sometimes some other helpers, care for the young birds.
References:Boles, W.E. 1988. The Robins and Flycatchers of Australia. Angus and Robertson and The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife, Sydney.
Pizzey, G. and Knight, F. 1997. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Angus and Robertson, Sydney.
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Hermosa ave. Una gran foto con un estupendo acercamiento, buenos colores y muy buena la información.
- [2010-06-26 21:54]
A nice close capture of an Eastern Yellow Robin, a species that we saw and photographed during our trip to NSW but could not get as close as this.
Though the side lighting has led to a little OE, the POV, pose, sharpness and colours show the features of this bird well.
Thanks and regards,
- [2010-06-27 5:41]
Beautiful and very sharp detailed photo of this Eastern Yellow Robin in a fantasic pose with eye contact.
The Eastern Yellow Robin is such a beautiful bird. Although it does not have lots of flashy colours in in plumage it is rather striking and eye-catching, especially the white lining alongside the tailpiece. The image is well presented, the pose lovely showing the back feathers beautifully and I like the rather plumpish built of this bird that I rather see as a dainty one. Pity of the one thin branch in the way of the eye but other to that this is a pretty image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.