Photo: C & D Frith
Wet Tropics Rainforest Life
PALE-YELLOW ROBIN Tregellasia capito 13 cm
The Pale-yellow Robin is endemic to rainforests in eastern Australia, where it is common but inconspicuous.
Mostly it is seen perched low in the forest, often sideways on a tree butt, before pouncing on small food items in the leaf litter.
The nest is an exquisite mossy structure, decorated with lichen and dried leaves. It is often placed among the protective spines of a climbing palm.
Around Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge it is observed every day at the forest edge or on the lawn.
Photos: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
Additional Information: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
The 'Pale Yellow Robin' is much more commonly seen in the tropical rainforest.
It is, as the name suggests, coloured a pale yellow on the breast, with an olive back, brownish head, white throat and a distinctive pale patch just above the base of the bill.
It is often seen on the edge of the clearings and tracks.
Script: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
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