whitish throat; yellow underparts; pale red eye-ring (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Pale-yellow Robin
Tregellasia capito

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: a pretty little petroicid robin with a head that seems disproportionately large compared to ithe bird's tiny body; this species has a habit of sitting perfectly still on a perch before flying quickly down to snag and eat an insect, then flying back to a perch where it again remains motionless for a time.

dorsal view; grey crown and nape; olive upperparts (Australia; 2006-06-20)

pale lores give it a spectacled look (Australia; 2006-06-20)

often sits motionless on a perch (Australia; 2006-06-20)

head view; note the spectaced appearance (Australia; 2006-06-20)