Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday: Eastern Yellow Robin

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.

Juvenile Eastern Yellow Robin in the D'Aguillar Ranges


Adult Eastern Yellow Robin taken in O'Reilly's Rainforest



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14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Liz, your Yellow Robin is a beautiful bird. Such a pretty color. Great shots. Enjoy your day!

Bas van Es said...

wat is hij mooi.

Helen said...

You must be a very patient photographer. I have spotted these robins flitting about at O'Reillys, but they are never still.

Pauline W said...

I agree with Helen, those little robins do flit about. Well captured, Liz. Love that first shot where it looks so inquisitive.

Lisa Gordon said...

He is so tiny, Liz, and what a precious little creature.
Ive never seen a yellow robin before.
We have ones with red/orange on them, and they are much bigger than this sweet little one.
These are beautiful photographs. xo.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos Liz! It's a gorgeous little bird.

Lea said...

What a brilliant yellow - simply beautiful!

Anu said...

Great photos and very interesting text. Thank you.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Very pretty pics. I haven't seen a robin like this one. Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a little cutie

Brian King said...

Such gorgeous yellow!

ladyfi said...

So very sweet and lovely.

BumbleVee said...

how pretty .... I think ours must be quite large in comparison ... ..

Michael S-B said...

What wonderful photos of this beautiful little fellow. Do you remember the yellow robin's nest we found in the botanical garden / nursery near Yandina?

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