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Eastern Yellow Robin

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Nominate subspeciesPhoto © by Neil fifer Sydney, Australia, July 2006
Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Neil fifer
Sydney, Australia, July 2006

Alternative name: Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australis


[edit] Identification

Subspecies chrysorrhosPhoto © by MzunguToowoomba Shire, Queensland, Australia, September 2018
Subspecies chrysorrhos
Photo © by Mzungu
Toowoomba Shire, Queensland, Australia, September 2018

13·5–17 cm (5¼-6¾ in)

  • Mid grey upperparts and head
  • Off-white supercilium
  • Blackish lores
  • Bright yellow underparts
  • Olive rump and upper tail coverts
  • White chin and upper throat

[edit] Variations

Subspecies chrysorrhos has a yellow rump and upper tail coverts.

[edit] Distribution

Australia: found in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Immature, nominate subspeciesPhoto © by julienNungurner, Victoria, Australia, February 2006
Immature, nominate subspecies
Photo © by julien
Nungurner, Victoria, Australia, February 2006

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. a. chrysorrhos:
  • E. a. australis:

[edit] Habitat

Mainly coastal areas, in shaded forest undergrowth and woodland, occasionally mallee, mulga and other scrub. Rainforests, scrubby eucalypt woodland, urban woodland and along river edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of invertebrates and insects such as tics, spiders, flies, moths, wasps and grasshoppers.

They feed on the ground, descending on their prey from a low branch.

[edit] Breeding

Monogamous but communal breeders. The cup-shaped nest is formed from fine plant material and spider's web, disguised with lichen, moss, bark, or leaves.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)
  5. Wikipedia
  6. Lamington National Park

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