Hooded Robin (species: Melanodryas (Melanodryas) cucullata) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Melanodryas (Melanodryas) cucullata
Hooded Robin

©Tom Tarrant: Male Hooded Robin (Melanodryas (Melanodryas) cucullata)

©David Cook: Adult male Hooded Robin (Melanodryas (Melanodryas) cucullata)

©David Cook: Adult female Hooded Robin (Melanodryas (Melanodryas) cucullata)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Petroicidae
Genus Melanodryas
Species Melanodryas (Melanodryas) cucullata
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The male has a distinctive pied coloration; with a black head and neck ("hood"), white chest and underparts and black wings with white wing-bars. The eyes, bill and feet are also black. The female is an undistinguished grey-brown above with a pale grey throat and paler underneath with dark brown wings and white wing bars. Juveniles are similar to females. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 16 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found across the Australian continent, though not in Cape York nor Tasmania; its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation. (Wikipedia)

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