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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