Hooded Robin

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Hooded Robin

Melanodryas cucullata cucullata


Breeds from July-December, generally after rain in dry areas. An open cup nest is built on a stump or in a trunk cavity or branch 1-6 m high. Three or more birds may attend the nest.


Details Description
Type
Bird
Group
Robin
Identifying Characteristics

The male has a black hood covering its head and back, extending as a rounded bib on a white breast. White shoulder bar, wing bar and tail panels. The female is grey-brown with a white-grey brown washed breast, white wingbars and tail panels. Size 14-17 cm.

Distinctive Markings

The male has a very prominent black hood covering the head, back and rounded bib on the breast.

Diet

Carnivore, invertebrates.

Habitat

Dry eucalypt, woodland and cleared paddocks with stumps, dead trees or regrowth.

Native Status
Native to Australia
Sounds
A descending "chierp, shwep-chep-chep".
Taxonomy
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Petroicidae
Genus
Melanodryas
Species
cucullata cucullata
Mainland Australia except Cape York Peninsula, dry deserts and wet coastal areas.

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Conservation Status
DEPI Advisory List
Near threatened
FFG Act
Listed as threatened
EPBC Act
Not listed

The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.

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