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. 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 said...

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

Unknown 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 Birding For Pleasure said...

What a little cutie

Brian King said...

Such gorgeous yellow!

Anonymous 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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