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

Alternative name: Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australis


Subspecies chrysorrhos
Photo © by Ken Doy
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


Subspecies chrysorrhos has a yellow rump and upper tail coverts.


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



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

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

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


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.



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.


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.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  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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