Yellow-breasted Robin

Yellow-breasted Robin 2009

After the 2009 bushfires wiped out all the habitat around my home the plants in the garden that were saved became an oasis for a staggering array of birds. I started making etchings of birds from photos I was ablle to take while I watched them. Having now discovered I really enjoy the process of etching I continued to do more and more etchings of some of the other species I see around home and further afield.

The Yellow-breasted Robin, or Western Yellow Robin, is a small species of robin found in much of Australia. Often overshadowed by their Red-breasted the cousin, these birds have beautifully brightly coloured breasts. They are also acomlished hunters, digging through the undergrowth to catch little grubs and worms.

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© John Sharp 2016