Hooded Robin
Male, Front
Ellura
Jacky Winter
Fledgling
 
                      
Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Australasian Robin (Petroicidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata)
This Photo:     Male Back

Thank you Ralph Foster for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Male is black & white.
Females & juveniles are grey and white. Very similar to Jacky Winters, but greyer, with white markings on the back.

Similar Species: Jacky Winter (Microeca fascinans)

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Apr-2013
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)