Pale-yellow Robin

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Habitat: Forest, Rainforest


The Pale-yellow Robin is found in moist eucalypt forests, and subtropical and tropical rainforests with dense vegetation, such as vine thickets.


The Pale-yellow Robin can be found in groups of one dominant male, one or two females and one to two subordinate males, which may be related to the adults. These subordinate males help bring food to the young and breeding females and help to defend the group’s territory.


The Pale-yellow Robin feeds mainly on insects, and sometimes seeds. This species forages on the ground to the middle levels of the forest. They forage among foliage or on the ground, mainly pouncing on prey on the ground or from perches.


The Pale-yellow Robin builds a cup-shaped nest from grass, rootlets and spiders’ web, decorated with moss, bark, lichen and leaves. The nests are usually found one to six metres above the ground in the fork of a shrub or vine in dense vegetation. The eggs are incubated by the female. The male brings food back to the female on the nest. The young are fed by both parents and additional helpers (usually males), if available. If a predator approaches the nest, the parent can distract the predator by faking an injury and drawing the predator away from the nest.