Jacky Winter
Scarlet Robin
White Cap
Jacky Winter (Microeca fascinans)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Australasian Robin (Petroicidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Jacky Winter (Microeca fascinans)
This Photo:     Head

Thank you Alan Melville for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
A plain but petite, pretty bird. Unlike the hooded robin they have a white throat.
They are also more buff/fawn.
When seen from a distance, their breast often looks to have brown sides, with a white vertical stripe. Like it's wearing an open jacket.

Similar Species: Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata ssp cucullata)

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Jul-2012
This species is protected and classed as RA (Rare) under the National Parks & Wildlife, SA, Protection Act