The Eastern Yellow Robin is a medium sized robin, quite common in protected backyards on the north coast. 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.
Eastern Yellow Robins belong to the genus Eopsaltria which translates as ‘dawn-harper’. Appropriately, they are among the first birds to be heard at dawn.
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Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks, I’ve been trying to get a good shot for years!

    – byronbackyard

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerover 4 years ago

    a great photo!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersover 4 years ago

    Well that’s an absolute stunner… nicely done Deb.

  • Many thanks Phillip, such an unexpected fluke, I’ve been trying to get a good shot for years!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleover 4 years ago

    This one has payed off, well captured Indeed
    see good things come to those who wait :)
    cheers Rick

  • Many thanks, yep loving birds has certainly taught me patience, amongst many other things!

    – byronbackyard

  • paulbeattie
    paulbeattieover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Robin photo

  • Many thanks Paul!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Oh my he is so beautiful, the Robins are truly amazing.

  • Many thanks Andrea, years to get this shot!

    – byronbackyard

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful little guy. Nice bg as well.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 4 years ago

    stunning capture :0)

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Munggo
    Munggoover 4 years ago

    WOW this is a fantastic shot

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

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