Eastern Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria chrysorrhoa.

Note the yellow above the tail denoting this as the chrysorrhoa race rather than the australis race.

Spotted in my backyard on the dog yard fence - shot from the back door.

View all photos taken: Friday, 7th August 2009, This photo: 12:20pm

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Comments

  • picsbymac said:
    It's pretty. And much smaller looking than the robins we have here.
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Brilliant :D
    hes beautiful
    Great shot David :)
    Cass
  • accesser said:
    Oh very nice you did not even have to go out for this one, Love the yellow nature does colors so much better than we can.
  • David de Groot said:
    About 15-16cm beak to tail Mel. But yes, quite pretty and has a nice call too.
    Thanks Cass :) Yep, pretty little fellow, even if difficult to catch.
    Yep! We're lucky to have lots of birds close to the house.
  • James Lagden said:
    Great Pose.
  • Gareth Gorman said:
    Nicely sharp and great DOF Dave ! Tripod?
  • baar_01 said:
    Nice Dave. 30D, what happened to the 5D2!?
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Wonderful shot, great pose you've caught there.
  • David de Groot said:
    I thought so :)
    Nah handheld Gareth. I rarely bother with a tripod for birding unless I'm parked somewhere waiting for one for a long period.
    Nothing happened to it, just getting a feel for the second body.
    Thanks Wes, he was quite obliging in that respect.
  • looby88 said:
    perky posture !
    I'm envious of your wildlife- well your birds at any rate, your spiders and snakes you are welcome to keep !
  • maasha said:
    Nice one David. I was thinking that perhaps you should plant a small tree on your lawn to catch birds perching there instead of perching on the dog fence (I like my nature shots without anything man made in them). You could argue that you have enough trees in your backyard, but a small tree in the open will make 'em tweeters stand out.
  • David de Groot said:
    Very perky - chirping away he was.
    Are you sure you don't want the snakes and spiders ? We've got plenty.
    Oh I agree, I try to get them without man-made infrastructure, but they do seem to like perching on it. There are small trees around here, but the birds tend to ignore them. I have a plan to plant more grevillea and calistimon bushes at some stage to attract the birds and provide a better perch.
  • skadooba79 said:
    Beautiful photo........looks like it has a smooth shiny bill. Very sweet little bird.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed it does ;-)
  • chooks! said:
    Very Nice David :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tim :)
    And I saw you there Kirsty - long time no hear :P
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Lovely bird capture...
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Don't mind if I do ;-)
  • Thea M said:
    Beautiful photo of a beautiful bird.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Thea :) Yeah he's a pretty little thing.
  • far horizons said:
    Beautiful shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks!
  • nick.lagos said:
    Never seen one of these.....it's gorgeous David..... Grevilliea Honey Gem is a great one for birds.... congrats
  • David de Groot said:
    Bit of an unusual pose on him here, usually the tale is down.
    I'll keep that in mind (the grevillea) for when I'm next at a nursery :)