Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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.

The Eastern Yellow Robin is confined to the east and south-east of the Australian mainland. The range is mostly along the coastal and adjacent areas, but does extend quite large distances inland in some areas. 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.


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15 comments:

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Great bird shots.

LindyLou Mac said...

I have never seen one before, how beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

I've never heard of a yellow robin, Liz, and he sure is beautiful.
We are still waiting to see our first spring robins here.
Hopefully soon.

Graham Edwards said...

Beauty in such a simple form.

mick said...

Great photos of the little robin. I see them quite frequently but have not yet managed a photo of which I am really perfectly satisfied. Thanks for sharing yours.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's a new one for me. So pretty with yellow instead of orange.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely little bird Liz, well taken.

Lea said...

Very pretty!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, conheço a ave por frequentar os campos na zona onde moro, desconhecia que era o pisco de peito vermelho amarelo, vou ficar mais atento e tentar fotografar o mesmo, as fotos são de excelência com belos detalhes.
AG

Les Fous du Cap said...

Un petit air de Rouge-gorge ! Bel oiseau ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Helen said...

I love this bird. They usually stay still long enough for me to photograph, as well.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful little bird.

I love the plane in the sunset images on your next post.


Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a cute Robin! Their colors are beautiful. Great shots. Enjoy your day!

Brian King said...

That is a gorgeous little bird!

Michael S-B said...

Wonderful pics of a very cute little bird. Remember the time we were with Julie and Adrienne, and found a yellow robin on its nest with a clutch of eggs :)

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