Melanodryas cucullata cucullata
Breeds from July-December, generally after rain in dry areas. An open cup nest is built on a stump or in a trunk cavity or branch 1-6 m high. Three or more birds may attend the nest.
The male has a very prominent black hood covering the head, back and rounded bib on the breast.
Mainland Australia except Cape York Peninsula, dry deserts and wet coastal areas.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The adult male Hooded Robin is the only black and white robin.
Dry eucalypt, woodland and cleared paddocks with stumps, dead trees or regrowth.
Native to Australia