Identification please

To: "'Bruce Lindenmayer'" <>, "'Hastir, Chris'" <>, <>
Subject: Identification please
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 16:55:25 +1000

No, this is a common mistake locally. Both subspecies have a yellow rump but the colour varies somewhat. While this looks very yellow, it is not the same rich colour as the northern subspecies which is more a “gold” colour. I think the light intensity in this photograph is a bit on the bright side “amplifying” the yellow somewhat. The northern race occurs somewhat to the north of Hunter River in NSW.



From: Bruce Lindenmayer [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, 25 August 2008 3:26 PM
To: Mark Clayton; 'Hastir, Chris';
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Identification please




But isn't this one of the northern sub-species which has the yellow rump? Formerly known as  Northern Yellow Robin before the taxonomosts joined them.