March 6, 2016 – Western Yellow Robin or Grey-Breasted Robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis)

These small Australian robins are found in the southwest of the continent. The Australian robins are not closely related to American or European robins, but are more closely related to fairy-wrens and honeyeaters. They feed mainly on small insects, dropping onto them from a low perch. Breeding pairs build nests from small pieces of bark, binding them with spiderwebs. Females do most of the incubation and both parents feed the chicks, sometimes assisted by several helpers.

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