Pale-yellow Robin (species: Tregellasia capito) in Bellinger River NP (Gaia Guide)
Tregellasia capito
Pale-yellow Robin

©Tom Tarrant: Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)

©David Cook: Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)

©Jerry Oldenettel: Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Petroicidae
Genus Tregellasia
Species Tregellasia capito
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is a bird of subdued appearance with grey head and nape blending into an olive green upperparts, more brownish on the wings and tail. The throat is white and the lores off-white in the southern race and buff in the northern race. The breast and belly are yellow. The legs are yellow-orange and the iris dark brown. The thin black bill is around 1.5 cm long. Juvenile birds are rufous with paler streaks on the head. (Wikipedia)


  • From 12 cm to 13.5 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is endemic to eastern Australia. Sedentary in its range, the Pale-yellow Robin is found from Mount Amos to Paluma in North Queensland, and from Cooloola on the Sunshine Coast south to Barrington Tops National Park in New South Wales. It prefers rainforest or dense eucalypt forest, particularly where the lawyer vine grows. (Wikipedia)


It is predominantly insectivorous, though it may supplement its diet with seeds. (Wikipedia)

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