Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australia

Eastern Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australia

Family: Petroicidae (Australo-Papuan Robins, Scrub-robins, 20 species in Australia)
Size: 15 cm
Distribution: Within about 500 km of the coasts of NSW, South QLD, Most of VIC
Status: Common
Habitat: Wet open forests, woodlands, coastal thickets
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest

The Eastern Yellow Robin is a lovely, friendly bird. They are curious and inquisitive. Several times I have almost (but not quite) had one fly close enough to land on me. Since they are so small this is not annoying like it would be if a magpie did that.

Once when I was building a wilderness shelter two of them were hanging around the whole time, sometimes sitting on the shelter framework about half a metre from me.

Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australia
Photo: Blaxland, Blue Mountains NSW. High Resolution (1884 x 1518)

Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australia
Photo: Blaxland, Blue Mountains NSW. High Resolution (2346 x 1633)

Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australia
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.

Some Birdwatching Resources

The Complete Guide to Australian Birds, by George Adams - Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australia NEW: The Complete Guide to Australian Birds, by George Adams.

This is another of the newer ones (published in November 2018) that I bought recently (June 2020). It's got photographs rather than drawn pictures of the birds. They're really good quality photos. 10 or more years ago, the Australian bird field guides with photographs definitely weren't in the same class as the ones with hand-drawn pictures, but that seems to have changed. Now I think it's more a matter of personal preference. I imagine that the massive increases in availability of long-zoom-distance digital photographic equipment has made it much easier for there to be better quality photos of birds.

This book has colured strips down the outside of each page so you can find the different types of birds easily, which I really like.

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