Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Eastern Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australias 15 - 16cm

Eastern yellow robinOne of the clearest calls of the dawn chorus is the monotone, piping whistle of this robin. This is one of its many calls. They feed close to the ground, often clinging sideways and motionless on the trunks of saplings, watching patiently for the movement of insects or worms. From late winter through to summer they build clutch nests and raise several clutches of two chicks. The similar Pale-yellow robin is also common in this rainforest.


More brilliant birds . . .

Yellow-throated scrubwren - Eastern yellow robin - Rufous fantail - Golden whistler - Eastern whipbird - Noisy pitta - Regent bowerbird - Emerald dove - Rose-crowned fruit dove - Green catbird - Paradise riflebird - Wompoo fruit-dove

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