Category Archives: Robin

Yellows and greys of the Eastern Yellow Robin

The bright yellow and soft greys of this bird’s plumage are quite distinctive.

The bird sat quietly on the branch for quite some time, occasionally turning to watch me with an inquisitive eye:

Common name: Eastern Yellow Robin

Scientific name: Eopsaltria australis

Approximate length: 15 cm

Date spotted: 8 April 2018 (Autumn)

Location: Manly Dam National Park, New South Wales, Australia: 33°46’24.1″S 151°15’07.1″E

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Eastern Yellow Robin near Sydney

A quick glimpse of an Eastern Yellow Robin from my walk today. The bird was in a dry creek, in Manly Dam National Park near Sydney. Eastern Yellow Robins are quite a common sight. I’ve seen them frequently in this particular spot, though it’s rare for one to sit still long enough for a decent photograph.

This short video shows the short shrift that the robin gives a worm, You can also hear the sounds of the other birds in the bush around the robin:

Common name: Eastern Yellow Robin

Scientific name: Eopsaltria australis

Approximate length: 15 cm

Date spotted: 8 October 2017 (Spring)

Location: Manly Dam National Reserve, near Sydney: 33°46’24.3″S 151°15’05.5″E

Eastern Yellow Robin

Usually the little birds (robins, wrens, finches) flit fast through the bush, coming to rest for only a few seconds before moving on. That makes photography challenging. This morning, a little Eastern Yellow Robin stayed in one spot long enough for me to take a few photos.

Eastern Yellow Robin

On the point of flight:

Eastern Yellow Robin

Common name: Eastern Yellow Robin

Scientific name: Eopsaltria australis

Approximate length: 15 cm

Date spotted: 13 March 2016

Season: Late summer

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’10.7″S 151°14’28.0″E