|Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata
|Mildura, Victoria, Australia
The Hooded Robin is distributed throughout mainland Australia except the Cape York Peninsula, coastal Queensland and the driest deserts. It is usually found in dry eucalypt woodland and scrubland.
|The male, seen here in photos 1 to 3, has a black hood which extends down its breast and it has two white shoulder and wing-bars. The tail is edged white and has white tips.
The female (photos 4 and 5) is grey-brown where the male is black.
It feeds on insects and worms which it finds on the ground but is usually seen perched quietly on trees or tree stumps.