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  Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)





Eastern Yellow Robin | Eopsaltria australis photo
The Eastern Yellow Robin is a small restless bird found in and around rainforest.

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Eastern Yellow Robin has a grey back and head, and yellow under parts. Young are rufous-brown.

Size
16cm

Habitat
dry woodlands to rainforests

Food
insects, spiders and other arthropods

Breeding
The nest is a woven cup of bark and grasses bound together with spider web and lined with finer material and leaves. It is built in a tree fork a few metres above ground. Lays 2-3 eggs.

Range
east and south-east of the Australian mainland



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Petroicidae
Genus:Eopsaltria
Species:australis
Common Name:Eastern Yellow Robin

Relatives in same Genus
  White-breasted Robin (E. georgiana)
  Western Yellow Robin (E. griseogularis)