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Robin, Hooded
 
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Scientific Name:
Melanodryas cucullata
Location(s):
Australasia, Australia, Global Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally fairly common (Flegg and Madge 1995). ...
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Wikipedia
Like all Australian Robins, it is not closely related to either the European Robin or the American Robin, but belongs rather to the Corvida parvorder comprising many tropical and Australian passerines including pardalotes, Fairy-wrens and honeyeaters as well as crows. Initially thought to be related to Old World flycatchers, it was described as Muscicapa cucullata by ornithologist John Latham in 1802.[ 2] Later described as Grallina bicolor by Nicholas Aylward Vigors and Thomas Horsfield,[ 3] it was later placed in the genus Petroica for many years before being transferred to Melanodryas. ...
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