Hooded Robin
Hooded Robin
Female Back
Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata ssp cucullata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Australasian Robin (Petroicidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata ssp cucullata)
This Photo:     Juvenile

Thank you Ralph Foster & (LeithallB) 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 © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Dec-2012
This species is protected and classed as RA (Rare) under the National Parks & Wildlife, SA, Protection Act