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|There are a few yellow robins in eastern Australia with the most common one being the Eastern Yellow. This was taken in the Lamington National Park south of Queensland.|
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.
Altitudinal migration to lower areas in winter.
Eastern Yellow Robins feed on insects, spiders and other arthropods. These are caught mostly on the ground, and are pounced on from a low perch. Some handouts are also taken at picnic areas. Birds normally feed alone, but may also be seen in pairs or small family groups.
During breeding season, breeding pairs of Eastern Robins may lay up to three clutches of eggs. The female builds the nest and incubates the eggs. The nest is a woven cup of bark, grasses and other vegetation, bound together with spider web and lined with finer material and leaves. It is normally built in an upright tree fork, up to 20 m above the ground, but usually within 5 m. Both parents, and sometimes some other helpers, care for the young birds.
Eastern Yellow Robins are inquisitive and confident with humans, often taking handouts of food from picnickers.
To here the call of the Eastern Yellow Robin follow this link:- http://birdsinbackyards.net/finder/display.cfm?id=14
Boles, W.E. 1988. The Robins and Flycatchers of Australia. Angus and Robertson and The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife, Sydney.
Pizzey, G. and Knight, F. 1997. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Angus and Robertson, Sydney.
Schodde, R. and Tideman, S.C. (eds) 1990. Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds (2nd Edition). Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd, Sydney.
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- [2007-05-21 19:58]
It is a beautiful bird with well saturated colors. The yellow is brilliant! Razor sharp focus. Great catch light in eye. Exposure is outstanding.
This is a fabulous image of this little Robin. The image is of good quality, great sharpness and the all the detail of the wonderful little bird can be viewed well. Very nice indeed.
Welcome to TN.
I can not believe you only have 4 points for this beautiful photo. I wish I could give you more than another 2 as I think this is a stunning shot. Congrats! :-)
- [2007-05-22 15:24]
Fantastic photo of this Robin. Very sharp, beautiful natural colours. Great composition, the central placing of the bird does it very well here.
- [2007-05-24 1:13]
Hi Rick, very nice close shot of this Yellow Robin. You've composed it well with good use of your depth of field to isolate it from its background. The detail and colour are great.
- [2007-07-25 12:30]
Very nice capture of this cute little fellow with a good composition, pose, and nicely saturated colors. I liked the eye contact and the catchlight in the eye.
- [2007-09-15 21:58]
I love this shot. Sharp and well composed. The lemony color of the bird contrasts quite nicely with the green in the background. Judging by the lens you used, you must have gotten up quite close.
You've got some great stuff in your gallery but this one just popped out at me. What a wonderful capture. Well composed, great color, perfect lighting.
I had to look back and see if you used a tripod. Yep....explains that amazing sharpness. Wonderful!
one of your best shots in your gallery, I never show a yellow one before ! I really love the pose and colours, perfect depth, yes a real keeper