Eastern Yellow Robin (1)
Lamington National Park, Qld, Australia
Often seen perched sideways on the trunks of trees, the Eastern Yellow Robin is a common inhabitant of forests and woodlands in eastern Australia, usually with a tall shrub layer and sparse ground cover. They are seldom noisy, but their penetrating piping call is one of the first of the morning chorus, often well before dawn. They usually feed by pouncing from low perches onto prey on the ground, but some have been seen foraging with Superb Lyrebirds, feeding on prey uncovered by the lyrebird’s scratching.