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Acrylic painting on canvas board depicting an EASTERN YELLOW ROBIN.

These medium-sized birds 15 – 17 cms are normally confined to the Eastern and South Eastern parts of the Australian mainland, favouring the coastal and adjacent areas, moving during the winter months ( June – August ) from highland to lowlands.

These birds are inquisitive and confident with humans, and can be seen perched on the side of a tree trunk or low perch, in parks and gardens and picnic areas.

They feed on insects and spiders which they catch on the ground or pounce on from a low perch.. They also take handouts in picnic areas, sometimes feeding alone, or in pairs, or small family groups.

Breeding time takes place from July to June each year, during which time breeding pairs may lay up to 3 clutches of 2 – 3 eggs.

The female builds the nest which are usually in the fork of an upright tree, 5 to 20 metres from the ground. Their nests are cup-shaped and woven, made from grass, bark and other vegetation, bound with spider web and have a soft lining.

Only the female incubates the eggs, but both parents and sometimes other helpers care for the young which leave the nest about 12 days after hatching.

Tags

australian, yellow, eastern, robin

Comments

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 5 years ago

    gorgeous vicki..:)) k

  • Thank you so much Kristina.

    – Vickyh

  • zouzou
    zouzouover 5 years ago

    brilliant !!!!!I love the wood details .

  • Thank you Zouzou, I love playing with the spatula !!

    – Vickyh

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 5 years ago

    Masterfully executed and totally capturing. Bravo, bravo Vicky

  • Merci, merci Corinne ! Your kind comment is most appreciated .

    – Vickyh

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful VickyH

  • Thank you ever so much Jacqui.

    – Vickyh

  • marak
    marakover 5 years ago

    VERY NICE!!!!!!!!

  • THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!

    – Vickyh

  • conniecrayon
    conniecrayonover 5 years ago

    very very sweet nice work Vicky (O:

  • Thank you very very much Connie

    – Vickyh

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    O My!! you are a marvelous painter sweetheART ;} app hippy hugglez

  • THANK YOU very much sweetheart.

    – Vickyh

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    …oops sorry typo lol! …happy

  • Thank you for the fave and for adding me to your watchlist, Val, much appreciated.

    – Vickyh

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 5 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much, much appreciated.

    – Vickyh

  • jmcJMC
    jmcJMCover 5 years ago

    THATS A REAL COOL PAINTING JMC

  • Thank you my friend !!

    – Vickyh

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