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Melanodryas cucullata

8 Hooded Robin at Tennent, ACT

Melanodryas cucullata at Tennent, ACT - 15 Aug 2020
Melanodryas cucullata at Tennent, ACT - 15 Aug 2020
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Identification history

Melanodryas cucullata 6 Sep 2020 natureguy
Melanodryas cucullata 3 Sep 2020 Liam.m

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Significant sighting

Liam.m noted:
9 Sep 2020

Rare breeding record of this species

Author's notes

Found 4 hooded robins as we walked from the junction of Naas and Apollo Rd up Apollo Rd. One make and female were hanging around a large rock, going inside it quite often, apparently feeding young, as the female was carrying worms into the rock, and whilst she was in there we could hear soft cheeping.

4 comments

   10 Sep 2020
Thanks Liam - yes another significant record
HelenCross wrote:
   15 Sep 2020
Wow - inside the rock!
natureguy wrote:
   16 Sep 2020
Yes it's an impressive sighting, and great to see a threatened species breeding.
Liam.m wrote:
   16 Sep 2020
Yes Helen, we were quite amazed by them nesting in the rock, haven’t heard of this behaviour before

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 15 Aug 2020 07:27 AM Recorded on
  • Liam.m Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site

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