Eastern Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australis

The Eastern Yellow Robin is an Australasian robin of coastal and sub-coastal eastern Australia. The extent of the Eastern Yellow Robin's residence is from the extreme southeast corner of South Australia through most of Victoria and the western half of New South Wales and north as far as Cooktown. Tropical Northern Queensland birds are mainly restricted to the warm heights of the Great Dividing Range.
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Appearance

At 15 to 16 cm in length, the Eastern Yellow Robin is one of the larger Australasian robins, and one of the most easily observed. Pairs and small family parties establish a territory—sometimes year-round, sometimes for a season—and seem little disturbed by human presence.
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Habitat

The Eastern Yellow Robin occupies a wide range of nubs: heaths, mallee, acacia scrub, woodlands and sclerophyll forests, but is most often found in damper places or near water.

Like all Australian robins, the Eastern Yellow tends to inhabit fairly dark, shaded locations and is a perch and pounce hunter, typically from a tree trunk, wire, or low branch.
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Reproduction

Breeding takes place in the spring and, as with many Australian birds, is often communal. The nest is a neat cup made of fine plant material and spider web, usually placed in a fork, and expertly disguised with lichen, moss, bark, or leaves.
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Food

Their diet is a wide range of small creatures, mostly insects.
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Migration

They appear not to migrate any great distance, but will make local movements with the seasons, particularly to higher and lower ground.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyPetroicidae
GenusEopsaltria
SpeciesE. australis
Photographed in
Australia