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Hooded Robin

(Melanodryas cucullata)
Alternate name(s): "Black-and-white Robin", "Black Robin", "Pied Robin"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "westralensis": "djilbot", "dodoongle", "kobamodjin" (WA)

Size: 15-17 cm
Weight: 22 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Hooded Robin at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "cucullata"

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of a male Hooded Robin
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, April 2006]

Near-frontal view of a male Hooded Robin
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, April 2006]

Lateral view of a male Hooded Robin
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, April 2006]

Near-dorsal view of a male Hooded Robin
[Near Coonabarabran, NSW, September 2006]

Dorsal view of a male Hooded Robin
[Near Coonabarabran, NSW, September 2006]

Two male Hooded Robins
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, March 2007]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Hooded Robin
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, March 2007]

Dorsal view of a female Hooded Robin
[Near Coonabarabran, NSW, March 2007]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Immature male Hooded Robin
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, May 2006]

Race "picata"

ADULT

MALE

Near-lateral view of a male Hooded Robin (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Arkaroola, SA, July 2015]

Lateral view of a male Hooded Robin
[Gundabooka NP, NSW, September 2012]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Hooded Robin
[Gundabooka NP, NSW, September 2012]

Near-lateral view of a female Hooded Robin
[Gundabooka NP, NSW, September 2012]

This female Hooded Robin is obviously over the Moon...
[Gundabooka NP, NSW, September 2012]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Sedentary Elementary unit: Pair

Food, Diet

Adults: Small insects Dependents: As adults Water intake: Daily

Like all other robins (all families), Hooded Robins are flycatchers. Most robins hunt for insects from low to mid-level perches.

Immature male Hooded Robin with its prey
[20 km South of Narrabri, NSW, April 2006]

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