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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.


   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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